I think that the basis of our response should be God’s command to “love your neighbour as yourself”. The outcome of this General Election will make a difference to the welfare of 66 million people in the UK, and of many more millions abroad whose lives are affected by the UK’s foreign and aid policies. Whoever we elect as the MP for Bracknell Constituency will have the opportunity to play a part in shaping the future.
On Sunday, 8th December, St Michael’s Church and Sandhurst and Yateley Methodist Church hosted a Hustings at the Methodist Church, Scotland Hill, from 3.30 to 5.00 pm. Around 90 people attended to hear 4 of the 5 candidates for MP for Bracknell and ask them questions.
You can read the manifestos of the candidates’ parties by clicking on the links below:
Conservative Party (James Sunderland)
Green Party (Derek Florey)
Independent Candidate (Olivio Barreto)
Labour Party (Paul Bidwell)
Liberal Democrats (Kaweh Beheshtizadeh)
The Archbishops of Canterbury and York have recorded a 5-minute video and written a message which you can access here. The Church of England prayer for the election is also at the bottom of this blog entry.
If you want to read about the some of the issues that should be important to Christians, here are 2 different perspectives (and there will be others online):
The Christian Institute