General Election Hustings @ WECC

The General Election will be held on Thursday 4th July. Churches Together in Milton Keynes (CTMK) are organising Hustings in the three MK parliamentary constituencies. This includes the constituency of Buckingham & Bletchley, which our church falls into.

Hustings are an election meeting where members of the public can listen to and ask questions of the candidates who are standing for election. We’re organising these as a public service, to support the democratic process, to facilitate public debate and as a contribution to the common good. This opportunity for respectful discussion in a neutral space is often appreciated by candidates as well as voters.

Churches Together in Milton Keynes

The Hustings for the Buckingham & Bletchley constituency will be held in our church building on Sunday 23rd June, 4pm – 5.30pm, followed by refreshments.

Further details can be found on the events page here.

Hustings for the other two MK parliamentary constituencies will be held as follows:

  • Milton Keynes North constituency: Tuesday 18th June, 7.30pm – 9.00pm, refreshments from 7pm, at St Peter & St Paul Church, Newport Pagnell
  • Milton Keynes Central constituency: Wednesday 26th June, 8.00pm – 9.30pm, refreshments from 7.30pm, at Christ the Cornerstone, Central MK.

Be sure that you are registered to vote and have photographic evidence of your identity when turning up at the polling station.

Feel free to share details of the Hustings widely in newsletters, mailings, on social media and in church notices!

How should Christians engage in politics in the run up to the election?

The General Election Political Party Campaigns are well underway, now that we are halfway through campaigning, but how should we be responding as Christians?

CARE have produced some useful resources which can help Christians engage in the run up to the election. They have set up the website engage24 where you can prayerfully consider your vote, watch interviews with Christian MP’s across the political spectrum, take a quiz and listen to podcasts which can help you reflect on who to vote for. Find the website here.

The Baptist Union, to which we are affiliated, have also provided some helpful resources for Baptist churches to consider in the run up to the election, which you can find here.


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