Former Conservative Party chairman Lord Tebbit has said he won’t attend Sunday services at St Edmundsbury Cathedral anymore because its new dean, Rev Canon Joe Hawes, is gay. Lord Tebbit, 87, told the Daily Mail: “I find it difficult to accept a sodomite as a member of the clergy who will, for example, be called upon to conduct marriage services. I will struggle to attend if he is officiating.” The Tory peer has been attending  services at the cathedral for nine years.