The General Election is on 8 June. We should think carefully about how to vote.
Key resources to inform your vote
Election Briefing 2017
Election Briefing 2017 offers analysis of party policies on many issues where important Christian principles are at stake and where biblical principles directly apply. It also considers why you should vote, biblical priorities in voting, upcoming issues of concern and much more.
The following questions will help you find out your candidates’ views on some key issues of concern to Christians.
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If your MP is standing again you may want to see how he or she has voted in the past. Our MPs’ Votes tool will give you this information – all you need is your postcode.
Election 2017 – 8 June#GE2017
The General Election provides an opportunity for Christians to speak out and play their part in voting. Believers have to make a judgment about how their vote can be used to best effect.
The new Parliament elected on 8 June 2017 could vote on laws affecting religious liberty, freedom of speech, transsexual rights, abortion, designer babies, assisted suicide, teaching on marriage and relationships in schools, divorce liberalisation, drugs legalisation and prostitution. These are all issues of concern to Christians.
The Christian Institute is a registered charity and we cannot tell you how to vote. But we can provide some useful information to inform your vote.
It is unlikely that you will find a party or a candidate you believe has all the right views. For many Christians there is a genuine dilemma over choosing a party or a particular candidate. Weigh the evidence and exercise your Christian conscience.
There are many ways of being a Christian citizen, but a General Election provides an excellent opportunity for Christians to be salt and light in our society. We must pray for wisdom and speak out for the truth.