Maureen Colquhoun

British politician (born 1928)

Maureen Morfydd Colquhoun (/kəˈhn/ kə-HOON; (12 August 1928 – 2 February 2021) was a British economist and Labour Party politician. She was born in London. She was a Member of parliament from 1974 to 1979. Colquhoun was Britain's first openly lesbian MP.[1]

Colquhoun died on 2 February 2021, aged 92.[2]


  1. Jeffery-Poulter, Stephen (1991). Peers, Queers, and Commons: The Struggle for Gay Law Reform from 1950 to the Present. Routledge. pp. 136–8. ISBN 0-415-05760-4.
  2. Maureen Colquhoun: Tributes paid to first openly lesbian MP