CHILDREN should not be allowed to change their pronouns even if they have the permission of their parents, a Barnsley MP has said.

The government is set to publish new guidance for teachers that will allow children to socially transition to other genders with parental consent.

However, Penistone and Stocksbridge MP Miriam Cates said this should not be allowed.

She said: “Few parents will say no because children have been groomed to threaten suicide, few headteachers will say no because of pressure from activists - and few children will refuse to use preferred pronouns if adults are complicit in the transition, because they are children.

“The rapid rise in children changing gender is social contagion fuelled by political activism.”