THE spouse of a Tory Minister has issued a hilarious response to an ungainly information gaffe that mistakenly claimed that her husband is homosexual.
Felicity Cornelius-Mercer is the spouse of Johnny Mercer, present Authorities Minister for Veterans’ Affairs and the MP for Plymouth Moor View.
Johnny, 41, was incorrectly labelled as “Plymouth’s first homosexual MP” in a information piece from Pink Information on Monday, regardless of being married for 9 years and having three kids.
Regardless of the embarrassing gaff, the MP and spouse Felicity, 43, seem to have taken it of their stride, with the latter poking enjoyable at Pink Information’ mistake on-line.
The information piece targeted on MPs clashing over reforms to the Equality Act, and had claimed that Johnny had doubled down on his help for the trans neighborhood in his contribution to the talk.
Regardless of being amended, eagle-eyed readers had been fast to select up on the gaff, with a number of taking to social media to blast the brand new outlet.
One consumer flagged up the error, saying: “Hello Pink Information – a fast FYI. You state within the piece that Johnny Mercer is ‘Plymouth’s first homosexual MP.
“Would that be the identical Johnny Mercer who’s married to a lady and has three children. C’mon, that is primary stuff.”
Felicity, who works in her husband’s workplace within the Home of Commons, replied to the consumer, merely writing: “Awkward” together with a blushing emoji.
A second consumer additionally screenshotted the article’s mistake, including: “Simply checking, however did Pink Information simply out Johnny Mercer?”
Felicity was fast to get in on the joke once more, quipping: “He advised me it was only a one off” with a tragic emoji.
She later added jokingly: “I’ve had my suspicions for a very long time.
“My household want to request privateness over this tough time. It has been a shock however finally solely want for his happiness. Thanks.”
Pink Information has since amended the article, which was actually meant to be about Luke Pollard, MP for Plymouth Sutton and Devenport, who’s Plymouth’s first brazenly homosexual MP.