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Carrie Johnson arrives at Tory party conference where she is due to give LGBT+ rights speech

Lady in red! Carrie Johnson arrives at Conservative Party Conference ahead of speech on LGBT+ rights at Pride reception tonight

  • Carrie Johnson is due to speak at reception hosted in partnership with Stonewall
  • The 33-year-old sported a £59.99 Zara blazer and a £27.99 shirt as she arrived
  • She has been named guest of honour at party’s Pride reception in Manchester
  • It isn’t clear whether PM, who said he is ‘sure it’s gonna be great’, will also attend


Carrie Johnson made her long-awaited arrival at the Conservative Party Conference in Manchester today ahead of a speech on LGBT rights.

The Prime Minister’s pregnant wife stood out in vivid scarlet as she strode into the Central Conference Centre at the centre of a media scrum. 

Mrs Johnson is due to speak at a reception hosted by LGBT Conservatives in partnership with the Stonewall charity this evening.    

The 33-year-old was sporting a £59.99 blazer and a £27.99 collared shirt with a bow – both from Zara – as she arrived under gloomy skies this afternoon.

She has been named guest of honour at the party’s Pride reception in Manchester.

Mrs Johnson, who is expecting her second child with the PM, is ‘a longstanding ally’, according to Elena Bunbury, chairwoman of the LGBT+ Conservatives.

It is not clear whether the Prime Minister will also attend. He told the BBC this morning: ‘I’m sure it’s gonna be great.’  

Carrie Johnson, the wife of Prime Minister Boris Johnson, wears a £59.99 blazer from Zara as she arrives at the Conservative Party Conference in Manchester on Tuesday

Carrie Johnson, the wife of Prime Minister Boris Johnson, wears a £59.99 blazer from Zara as she arrives at the Conservative Party Conference in Manchester on Tuesday

The prime minister's wife (pictured arriving at the conference today), 33, has been named guest of honour at the party's Pride reception in Manchester

The prime minister’s wife (pictured arriving at the conference today), 33, has been named guest of honour at the party’s Pride reception in Manchester

She told The Times: ‘Carrie has always been a good sport to LGBT+ Conservatives.

‘She even judged our virtual lip-sync last conference. We’re thrilled she’ll be joining us in person this year in Manchester.’

The LGBT+ event will be held in partnership with Stonewall, a charity that sparked controversy over a scheme for ‘diversity champions’ in Government.

The speech is a rare appearance for Mrs Johnson, who rarely involves herself directly in politics despite being a former director of communications for the Tory party.

The director of communications at the Aspinall Foundation, a wildlife charity, has previously lobbied on environmentalism.

It comes after the PM last week finally admitted that he is the father of six children after years of speculation about the number of children he had.

The speech is a rare appearance for Mrs Johnson, who rarely involves herself directly in politics despite being a former director of communications for the Tory party

The speech is a rare appearance for Mrs Johnson, who rarely involves herself directly in politics despite being a former director of communications for the Tory party

The PM has a son, Wilfred, with third wife Carrie and four with his second wife Marina Wheeler.

The PM has a son, Wilfred, with third wife Carrie and four with his second wife Marina Wheeler.

The PM poses with a digger during his party's annual conference in Manchester on Tuesday

The PM poses with a digger during his party’s annual conference in Manchester on Tuesday

He told US TV it is ‘a lot of hard work’ being a parent before insisting that he ‘changes a lot of nappies’.

Mr Johnson is notoriously reluctant to discuss his private life but let down his guard on American television last week.

In an interview with NBC on his trip to New York, he admitted for the first time that he has six children – from three different relationships – although there has been some suggestion that there may actually be a seventh.

The PM has a son, Wilfred, with third wife Carrie and four with his second wife Marina Wheeler. 

He also has a daughter from an affair in 2009 with journalist and art critic Helen Macintyre – although a court case in 2013 hinted that there may be a second.

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