Bishops Urge West Midlanders to Vote Wisely
|Published: 17th May 2009 21:05|
The bishops represent the five dioceses of Birmingham, Coventry, Lichfield, Hereford and Worcester. Between them the dioceses include 1,726 churches.
In a joint statement issued to Anglican churches across the region, the bishops state: "We wish to express in the strongest terms our distaste for any political platform which has the effect of destabilising communities through the use of misinformation, scare stories and inflammatory rhetoric."
The bishops are keen that apathy does not prevent people from using their vote and want to remind voters that decisions made in Europe are of vital importance.