Carrie while singing! The Prime Minister's fiancée, Carrie Symonds, spends her Friday night judging the virtual lip-sync battle for "LGBT + Conservatives".
- Carrie Symonds held a lip-sync battle with the LGBT + Conservatives over Zoom
- The event, held at 8 p.m. tonight, was part of this year's Tory Party Conference
- At one point, the Prime Minister appeared on Zoom with Symonds
Boris Johnson's fiancée Carrie Symonds hosted a virtual lip-sync fight tonight as part of the Conservative Party's annual conference.
The online event, which started at 8 p.m. tonight, was launched by the LGBTQ + branch of the Conservative Party.
Although it was free to watch, members of the online audience were encouraged to donate to raise funds for the party after the entire Conservative Party conference went online that year.
Boris Johnson's fiancée Carrie Symonds (center) hosted an online virtual lip-sync fight in collaboration with the Conservative Party's LGBT + arm
The lip-sync battle, which began at 8 p.m. tonight, was part of the Digital Conservative Party's conference that went online this year due to coronavirus restrictions
The show was hosted by the current chairwoman of the LGBT + Conservatives Elena Bunbury.
Former LGBT + Conservative Chairman Colm Howard Lloyd, House of Commons Political Communications Strategist Jessica Zbinden-Webster, and UCAS Strategic & Policy Director John Cope assessed the performance of virtual lip-synching.
The special guest judge Carrie Symonds joined the three main judges for the zoom call.
Many Conservative MPs entered the lip-sync contest, including MPs for Milton Keynes North Ben Everitt and MPs for Bishop Auckland Dehenna Davison.
Former MPs also took part in the competition, including former Health Secretary Edwina Currie and the current Chair of the London Assembly's Planning Committee, Andrew Boff.
Carrie watched Zoom as a variety of current and former MPs lip-synced a selection of popular songs
Symonds served as a special guest judge along with three other judges, former LGBT + Conservative Chairman Colm Howard Lloyd, House of Commons strategist Jessica Zbinden-Webster, and UCAS Director of Strategy and Policy John Cope
At the end of the competition, Dehenna Davison was crowned the winner of the LGBT + Conservatives online competition.
LGBT + Conservatives initially announced the virtual contest on Sept. 18, and Carrie Symonds confirmed that she would be the guest judge when she retweeted the announcement.
Lip syncing has long been associated with the LGBT community and drag culture and became popular in the mainstream due to the Emmy award-winning show Ru Paul's Drag Race.
The US show, which spans 12 seasons as well as dozens of spin-offs and international versions, sees drag queens syncing their lips for their lives every week in order to stay competitive.
The Conservative Party conference was due to take place in Birmingham in October, but in July the party's chairwoman Amanda Milling said in a letter to members that the meeting would be held online.
LGBT + Conservatives initially announced the virtual contest on Sept. 18, and Carrie Symonds confirmed that she would be the guest judge when she retweeted the announcement
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