‘I am a homosexual… no one seems to have got up and walked out’: Far-right lesbian mother of two AGAINST gay marriage is set to take on Angela Merkel after triumph in German elections

One of the key figures in Germany’s resurgent far-right party Alternative für Deutschland party is a lesbian mother-of-two who has faced claims she employed an illegal immigrant as a cleaner – and is against gay marriage.

Dr Alice Weidel, 38, stormed to victory last night with the AfD claiming almost 13 per cent of the vote and due to hold 94 of the 709 seats in the Bundestag, the first time a right-wing party will sit in the Bundestag since the defeat of the Nazis in 1945.