Prime Minister told not to ignore churchgoers

The Prime Minister must not sideline Christian voters, the chief executive of Britain’s largest Christian broadcaster has warned.

Peter Kerridge, Premier Christian Media’s head, reminded the Government of the 3.8 million church attendees who could potentially decide the next election.

Mr Kerridge, contrasted the fall in membership of all the three main political parties with the high number of churchgoers.


In an open letter to David Cameron, Mr Kerridge said party membership has plummeted from 1.4 million in 1991 to less than half a million in 2012.

Mr Kerridge said: “Perhaps politicians of all parties should reflect on these depressing figures when they consider their positions on the rights of Christians in the UK.”

He said he expects the right for Christians to live according to their consciences to be tested in the future.


He added: “Politicians would do well to heed the views of Christians who are, quite clearly, more faithful to their beliefs than the dwindling numbers of party members.”

Commenting on his letter, Mr Kerridge also emphasised the need for politicians to listen to Christians because they “will not leave their faith at home when they cast their votes at the ballot box”.

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