SCP announces candidate for Aberdeen Donside by-election
16 May 2013
The SCP candidate for the Aberdeen Donside by-election is Tom Morrow, following the death of the SNP MSP Brian Adam.
Tom is a retired accountant who was the lead candidate in the North East Scotland Regional list for the Scottish Parliamentary Election in the 2007 and 2011 Holyrood election.
Tom’s election leaflet
Tom is involved in voluntary care with Somebody Cares, a charity begun 11 years ago to help the most needy people in Aberdeen. Tom explains: “We collect furniture and other household goods which are then offered free of charge to people referred to us via Social Work, housing associations, and about 70 different groups. We also sell items once a month to raise funds, and to provide cheap items for those who can afford it. Some of the poorer areas of Aberdeen are within Donside, so I meet many people when they come to choose their items, and when I deliver them to their homes. We also give out food bags to those who find themselves without funds to feed themselves. As a Christian charity we are sharing God’s love. One young lady told me how we had helped her some years back and through that help she sorted her life out, and she now has a business doing vintage parties which helps to finance her children’s needs.”
Those who would like to help Tom with his campaign can contact him on 07775 791434.
Tom is standing to:
Abolish the bedroom tax, and the green tax subsidising wind farms.
Lower corporation tax and promote affordable housing.
Take more workers out of the lower tax band, and help the consumer to afford fuel, food and heating, especially pensioners.
Tom will bring financial prudence and Christian principles to bear upon public life, in a charitable manner with common sense instead of vested interests.
The election will take place on Thursday, 20th June 2013.
17 May 2013: All the candidates at close of nominations: be politically incorrect and give Tom your vote to protest against what is wrong in our society and to have a caring politician representing and working for you.
31 May 2013: Tom’s contribution can be heard at the beginning of the special BBC Radio Scotland hustings programme with Brian Taylor.
SCP Election Page.
Aberdeenshire Council has just approved “The Equalities Mainstreaming and Outcomes Report” at a meeting of the full council on 25th April, “setting out the progress made by the local authority so far to embed equalities in its work and the council’s legal obligations and commitments. The report also sets out the six equality outcomes which will be the focus over the next four years.” This is code for forcing the unequal equalities agenda on the public sector. The effects of this agenda on public sector workers is analysed by Charles Moore in an article in The Telegraph.
SCP National Spring Conference
1 April 2013
Kingsview Christian Centre, Inverness
The Scottish Christian Party national Spring conference is scheduled for Saturday, 13th April 2013.
The venue is Kingsview Christian Centre, 9 Balnafettack Road, Inverness IV3 8TF. Registration will be from 9 a.m. commencing at 9:30 a.m.
As there are no major elections in 2013, the Conference will discuss the SNP Government’s 2014 Referendum on withdrawal from the United Kingdom, and the 2014 European Parliamentary Election.
The brochure can be downloaded here.
In the morning session, Dr Donald Boyd, Leader of the SCP, will lead a debate on the difference between the SNP and SCP vision for Scotland.
In the afternoon Johannes de Jong, Managing Director of the European Christian Political Foundation, will give a presentation on Christian Involvement in the European Union.
There will be a Question-time Panel, including guests Councillor Jeff Green, leader of the Christian Party, and Councillor David Griffiths, leader of the Welsh Christian Party.
There may not be another discussion like this in Inverness in the run up to the Scottish Referendum.
A booking fee of £10 will cover lunch and attendance.
There is a Premier Inn (Inverness West) on the A82 on the south-west edge of the city beside the Caledonian Canal which is nearest and easiest to the Conference venue.
There are several B&Bs on Glenurquhart Road (A82) which are convenient. The Visit Scotland website gives a full range of venues and prices.
Office Manager: George Tassie
Scottish Christian Party
14 Crawford Road
Email: George Tassie
Tel: 01698 536421
Christian Party candidate in Eastleigh By-election
13 February 2013
The Christian Party has a candidate standing in the Eastleigh by-election on 28th February 2013.
The by-election follows the resignation of Chris Huhne, the former Lib-Dem MP.
The Christian Party is contesting this seat on the south coast of England. It is an early opportunity to express our displeasure at the Westminster government’s attempt to adulterate Christian marriage.
Our candidate is Kevin Milburn who is standing at short notice in order to give local Christians an opportunity to record a Christian vote and to obtain a Christian voice for real marriage.
Kevin Milburn, 60, is married with two children and two grandchildren. He served 33 years as a Prison Officer and a Health Care Officer before retiring in 2007. He still works part-time and has led his Church fellowship for the last 22 years.
Jeff Green, leader of the Christian Party said: “The Christian Party “Proclaiming Christ’s Lordship” is delighted to have the opportunity to challenge David Cameron’s agenda in the Eastleigh by-election. If you vote for Kevin, you can send a very clear message to David Cameron and Nick Clegg that people are saying ‘Yes to integrity in politics’ and ‘Yes to traditional marriage’.”
The Christian Party hopes that we will see the same scale of opposition as in the Coalition for Marriage, the campaign for traditional Marriage. The Government may ignore a Petition from 640,000 people, but it will not be so easy to ignore the Christian Party on the move.
Almost 250,000 people voted for a Christian Voice as their first choice in the 2009 European Elections.
The Christian Party will continue to stand candidates across the UK to send the message loud and clear that Christians are on the move to recover the ground lost to the politically correct and intolerant secular establishment.
We expect to win support from many Christians and others who hold traditional Christian values, who are unable to vote for any of the main parties.
Those who would like to support the party can contact Mrs Sue Green at the Christian Party headquarters 01597 825151.
- 13 Feb 2013: Kevin’s leaflet.
- 19 Feb 2013: Kevin’s interview on BBC Solent.
- 19 Feb 2013: Candidates in the Eastleigh by-election.
- 21 Feb 2013: the BBC lunchtime news carried the names of all the candidates, but it was set against a rural scene so that it was difficult to read the names of the candidates and their parties. So much for democracy: keep the public in the dark.
- 21 Feb 2013: The Tories are trying to hide their candidate, possibly because she is not ‘on message’ about redefining marriage. This is the thought control under David Cameron’s leadership. The Christian Party has drawn attention previously to the fear that major parties have that their new candidates might not be good enough in public, so they withdraw them from public view.
- 22 Feb 2013: Nigel Farage has claimed that David Cameron’s leadership is under threat.
- 22 Feb 2013: Some in the press are calling this the most important by-election for 30 years.
- 22 Feb 2013: Listen to a follow up interview with Kevin explaining the Christian Party Manifesto in this by-election.
- 24 Feb 2013: Watch Kevin on BBC South explaining that he is standing to give people an opportunity to vote against redefining marriage. The next question to the panel of candidates from the four main parties was about redefining marriage. The Labour candidate said he would vote for redefining marriage and did not answer the question about future safeguards. The UKIP candidate said she was a Christian and that marriage is a recognised as a religious ceremony and the state should not be interfering with it, so she would vote against it. The Lib Dem candidate also confessed himself a Christian and he took the opposite view - he said he would vote for it because he believed in the separation of church and state, and that the state had the right to define marriage as it pleased, giving the example from the 19th century when the state decided secular marriage did not need God to bless it. The Tory candidate called it a conscience issue and confessed she was a Christian and “would not vote for same sex marriage”, although we would prefer her to say that she would vote against redefining marriage. None of these answers were biblical answers and each operated from their own understanding of marriage.
- 27 Feb 2013: Christian Party response to local questions on BBC website.
- 27 Feb 2013: Kevin’s letter in the southern Daily Echo
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