Manners 'are key' for campaigners

Campaigners must beware of "shrill, bad-tempered" behaviour if they want to be more successful, according to Ben Summerskill, chief executive of Stonewall.

"Campaigners can overlook the fact that, even if you disagree with politicians, you are going to have to work with them again in the future," he said.

"Campaigning can get shrill and bad-tempered in a way that makes campaigners feel better, but it may not be the best way of ensuring that when you're back talking to the same official or minister next year they'll consider giving you what you want."

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