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A top Tory politician who claimed marriage could only work between “one man and one woman” is today exposed as a cheating husband. Ambitious MP Bob Blackman had an 11-year affair behind devoted wife Nicola’s back, his former mistress reveals. Carol Shaw tells how he used to sneak away from home for regular Friday afternoon romps with her when they were both Tory councillors. She says they also had sex in his marital bed and at an office where he worked.Earlier this month Blackman called for the return of Section 28, a Thatcher-era bill which forbade the mention of homosexuality as a "pretended family relationship" in public schools. Blackman:
Carol, 62, kept a lid on their affair until the outspoken right-winger controversially waded into the debate on gay marriage earlier this month. After Blackman, 58, insisted marriage had to be “between one man and one woman” his infuriated secret ex-lover decided enough was enough. “I couldn’t believe a man who had an affair with me for over 11 years could have the cheek to preach about the sanctity of marriage,” she told the Sunday Mirror.
"A very small number of people have same-sex relationships where children are involved… there may be some. The key point is what is happening in schools particularly to very young children, what they’re educated and what they’re told. I was one of those that strongly believed that Section 28 was the right rules to have in school so that we should not promote in any way shape or form promote same-sex relationships, I still abide by that and feel thats the right way forward, and if teachers are forced to say same-sex relationships are equivalent to heterosexual relationships I’d be very opposed to that.”(Tipped by JMG reader Julian)