Britain’s youngest member of parliament has been commended by LGBTQ+ news source Pink news for her outspoken criticism of transphobia.
Nadia Whittome won the award after a winning a public vote from the websites readers.
She won the award along with Lib Dem MP for Oxford West & Abingdon Layla Moran.
Their victories was announced Friday 4 December through on Twitter.
In a twitter statement, Pink News commended the Nottingham East MP for “being a strong Ally to the trans community.”
Ms Whittome accepted the award with pride, writing:
“Its a huge honour to receive this years pink news award, alongside Layla Moran.
“I will always stand as a proud advocate for the LGBTQ+ community. I know that in 2021 we will be even stronger and more united.”
A very deserving congratulations to our first winners of today's #PinkNewsAwards – @LaylaMoran takes Politician of the Year for being an open and visible role model alongside @NadiaWhittomeMP for being a strong ally to the trans community. https://t.co/NxgvjN1Si1 pic.twitter.com/fKre0O76S6
— PinkNews (@PinkNews) December 4, 2020
Ms Whittome made headlines in July 2020 after she passionately criticised transphobia in a op-ed for the Independent.
Last years award went to Conservative MP for Portsmouth North, Penny Mourdant.
The Pink Awards run from 2-4 December to celebrate LGBTQ+ achievements, stories and allies.
All winners are announced through Pink News’ social media.