Howlett tells BBC that govt will win gay marriage vote.

Tory Youth Leader Ben Howlett has praised Prime Minister David Cameron and told BBC news that he believes this weeks gay marriage legislation will successfully pass the House of Commons vote.

tbg reported earlier this week on the rumblings from within the Conservative Party about the forthcoming vote on legalising equal marriage.

It is being reported today that local Tory executives are urging the Prime Minister to delay legislation until after 2015, in a letter delivered to Downing Street this afternoon.

The time is now.