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Lib Dems accused of deselecting candidate for Christian religion

Lib Dems accused of deselecting candidate for Christian religion


David Campanale(Photo: X)

The Liberal Democrat party has been reported to the equalities watchdog over accusations that Christian members are being handled unfairly. 


The criticism to the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) alleges that David Campanale, a practising Anglican and former BBC journalist, was deselected by the party “based mostly on his Christian religion”, The Telegraph reviews. 

Campanale is ready to get replaced because the party’s potential MP candidate for Sutton and Cheam after an alleged two-year marketing campaign by native party members and LGBT activists. They allege that he didn’t sufficiently disclose his Christian religion throughout the choice course of, which he denies. They additionally take intention at his hyperlinks with the Christian People’s Alliance.

The criticism to the EHRC alleges that the Lib Dems have tolerated a “hostile atmosphere” for individuals of religion and “emboldened those that consider Christians needs to be pushed out of public life”. The party can be accused of failing to analyze critical allegations of discrimination and harassment.

The Telegraph reviews that one official allegedly instructed Campanale, “We had no concept we have been deciding on one other Tim Farron,” a reference to the previous Lib Dem chief who stepped down after being pressured over his Christian beliefs. 

The EHRC is being requested to launch an investigation into the claims regarding Campanale. 

“This proof depicts a supposedly liberal organisation permitting clear spiritual discrimination and hostility to thrive inside its ranks,” the criticism states, in line with The Telegraph.

“It means that Mr Campanale was pushed out from his democratically elected place not due to any goal failings or wrongdoing however as a result of a vocal group inside SBLD [Sutton Borough Liberal Democrats] refused to tolerate his Christian worldview.”

It added: “Although Mr Campanale has submitted proof of non secular discrimination, harassment and victimisation perpetrated in opposition to him to party authorities in any respect ranges over a two-year interval, no acceptable motion has been taken. We consider that solely an exterior investigation by the EHRC can now safe justice.”

A spokesperson for the Lib Dems denied the allegations, “The Liberal Democrats are house to individuals of all faiths and none, together with many Christians.

“Three Liberal Democrat MPs in neighbouring seats to Sutton and Cheam are practising Christians, together with party chief Ed Davey, and the party’s candidate choice course of is overseen by the Reverend Margaret Jane Joachim.”



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