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NEWSFLASH ON THE ELECTION
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Dear All,
Re Westminster 2010 Declaration of Christian Conscience
Thank you again so much for signing the Westminster 2010 Declaration of Christian Conscience
Over 40,000 Christians have now signed and over 6,500 have become ‘Facebook fans’ in just over three weeks since its launch on 4 April (Easter Sunday).
The general election on 6 May is rapidly approaching and looks close. With over 6,000 churchgoers on average per constituency the Christian vote could be very significant indeed.
Westminster 2010 is not party political and we know that Christian voters will be weighing candidates and parties up on a range of issues that are important to them personally. Here are some resources that we think you will find helpful.
Resources to help you

  1. Our candidates’ page where we grade candidates green, red or grey on conscience issues. Search on candidate, constituency or grade and read how we did it. Keep checking in as we are adding to this information all the time.
  2. Our links page which gives links to a huge range of Christian election websites and resources.
  3. How well do you know your MP?A blog article giving links to useful sites on the web to help you research your own MP’s real views and voting record.
  4. We would also particularly recommend the Christian Institute’s excellent briefingon the parties and the issues.

How you can help us
1. Gather signatures – Please encourage Christians in your churches to sign the declaration. This Sunday is your last chance before the election! Sign up forms and posters can be printed easily from the homepage and a simple video explains what it is all about. Send them in to Westminster 2010, 8 Marshalsea Road, London SE1 1HL and help us get to 100,000 signatures!
2. Write to candidates - If you haven’t already done so, please write to your local candidates to ask them to take the pledge to 'respect, uphold and protect the right of Christians to hold and express Christian beliefs and act according to Christian conscience’. It is very easily done in moments via our candidates’ page.
3. Follow progress – Keep up via the websitebecome a fan on our Facebook page, join our Twitter feed or read our Blog.
4. Pray - that Westminster 2010 will make a positive difference through encouraging ordinary Christians to take a stand, helping them to vote wisely and through making all candidates aware of the importance of the Christian vote in a close-run election where it may, by God’s grace, prove decisive.
With thanks again for your support.
Warmly in Christ Jesus
Peter Saunders
Westminster 2010 Support Team