Archbishops Urge Public Not To Vote BNP
The Archbishops of Canterbury and York are urging voters not to let the expenses scandal lead to protest votes for the British National Party at next month’s elections.
Archbishop of Canterbury Dr Williams (L) and Archbishop of York Dr Sentamu (R)
Rowan WilliamsÂ and John Sentamu said people’s anger and disillusionment are “understandable.”
But they added it would be “tragic” if people chose to vote for the BNP at the European Parliamentary and local elections on June the fourth.
In a joint statement, issued on behalf of the Church of England House of Bishops, they said the elections come “at a time of extraordinary turbulence in our democratic system”.
“The temptation to stay away or register a protest vote in order to send a negative signal to the parties represented at Westminster will be strong,” they insisted.
“In our view, however, it would be tragic if the understandable sense of anger and disillusionment with some MPs over recent revelations led voters to shun the ballot box.”
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The Archbishops said some parties would exploit the current political situation if elected and said the BNP fostered “fear and division within communities, especially between people of different faiths or racial background”.
“This is not a moment for voting in favour of any political party whose core ideology is about sowing division in our communities and hostility on grounds of race, creed or colour,” they said.
“It is an opportunity for renewing the vision of a community united by mutual respect, high ethical standards and the pursuit of justice and peace.”
Dr Williams andÂ Dr SentamuÂ urged “great vigilance” when deciding who to vote for in the elections.
“Those whom we elect to local councils and the European Parliament will represent us and our collective interests for many years to come.
“It is crucial to elect those who wish to uphold the democratic values and who wish to work for the common good in a spirit of public service, which urgently needs to be reaffirmed in these difficult days,” they said.
“We hope that electors will use their vote on June 4 to renew the vision of a community united by the common good, public service and the pursuit of justice.”