Tuesday, 10 April 2012

Mayor of London Election 2012

Time for a Christian Contribution 18th April 6-8pm St James's Piccadilly

What will be the big issues be in this election? How can we work together for a better London?

Come and hear from the candidates for Mayor of London and ask your questions. Bring your friends and neighbours from your parish encourgae theme to register, ask questions, and vote.

With Boris Johnson, Ken Livingstone, Brian Paddick , and Jenny Jones, chaired by journalist and priest Geroge Pitcher.

The Rt Rev Peter Wheatley, Bishop of Edmonton said: “This is a great opportunity for churches to engage with the mayoral candidates and hear them respond to our questions and concerns. It will help us make an informed and effective choice for Mayor when we vote on 3 May.”

Dr Dave Landrum, director of advocacy for the Evangelical Alliance said: “The Church in London is growing and it’s bringing huge benefits and hope to the capital’s communities. As London votes for a leader this is a chance to see the candidates engage with Christians and encourage them to carry on that relationship when the winner takes office.”

Rev Lucy Winkett, Rector of St James’s Piccadilly said: “We are delighted to be hosting this live debate on the issues of the day, affirming the vital contribution people of faith make to public life.”

Find out more and submit your question in advance at http://www.votelondon.org.uk/

London Citizens has also launched a What Londoners Want Campaign - part of its ongoing work with religious and civic groups to hold the Mayoral candidates to account on issues such as the Living Wage, street safety and affordable housing - which is building up to a 2500-person Mayoral Accountability Assembly at Westminster Central Hall on 25 April.