For the first time in a British general election, significant numbers of voters will today have the opportunity to support candidates from parties described specifically as “Christian”. Symon Hill hopes that very few of them will choose to do so.
The role of religion in the general election is far from straightforward. Politicians and the media need to recognise the diversity of religious engagement with politics on a much wider range of issues than they sometimes seem to notice.
Of the six minority candidates standing for election as London mayor, only one who is standing on an explicitly Christian ticket has been invited to attend the main hustings event for churches in central London.