April 07, 2010

BNP snubbed as Christians Across Watford group announces Mayoral and MP hustings

Christians Across Watford will host two hustings events ahead of the forthcoming Watford Mayoral and General Elections

Mayoral candidates Dorothy Thornhill (incumbent Mayor, Liberal Democrat), Nigel Bell (Labour) and Stephen Johnson (Conservative) will answer questions on Tuesday, April 20, from 8pm to 9.45pm at St Thomas' URC, in Langley Road.

Four of the six candidates standing in the General Election will then face each other at St Thomas' between 8pm and 9.45pm on Monday, April 26. They are Claire Ward (incumbent MP, Labour), Ian Brandon (Green Party), Sal Brinton (Liberal Democrats) and Richard Harrington (Conservative).

However, Dr Andrew Emerson, the BNP candidate, will not appear after the group decided not to invite him due to his party's “unresolved racist policies”.

Christians Across Watford is a collective of churches, Christian charities, agencies and businesses that stands to encourage and express Christian unity in and for the people of Watford.

Tim Roberts, moderator of Christians Across Watford, said: “People around the world are fighting for the right to vote, a privilege we enjoy and must make the most of. By holding these forums we will help Watford residents to make up their mind about who to vote for, understanding that it does matter who serves as our Mayor and our MP.”

Questions to the candidates can be submitted on the night, or in advance, by visiting the Christians Across Watford website at www.christiansacrosswatford.org.

Watford Observer

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