Labour MP Jess Phillips clashes with LGBT lessons protester outside school

Labour MP Jess Phillips clashes with LGBT lessons protester outside school
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Posted on 20 May 2019

Labour MP Jess Phillips has clashed with an anti-LGBT protester outside Anderton Park school in Birmingham’s Balsall Heath district.


The Yardley MP is calling for an exclusion zone around the primary school, saying that she wants to protect the children who attend Anderton Park.

The altercation happened earlier today. Police had also been called to the school premises as tensions flared, with a group of mostly female LGBT activists allegedly being pelted with eggs as they put up pro-LGBT messages and banners. 


The predominantly Muslim school has been at the centre of a row over the teaching of lessons about same-sex relationships, with parents and other protesters calling for the lessons to be scrapped and the head, Sarah Hewitt-Clarkson, to quit.  

Some parents have kept their children away from school today in protest.


Protests have also taken place over the past few months outside Parkfield Community School in Saltley, with parents wanting the No Outsiders education programme, included in which are lessons about LGBT relationships, to be stopped. 

The school’s assistant head teacher, Andrew Moffat, who is himself gay, devised No Outsiders back in 2014. 

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