4th October 2001
CHRISTIAN PEOPLES ALLIANCE TO FIGHT HILLINGDON COUNCIL ELECTIONS
The Hillingdon branch of the Christian Peoples Alliance (CPA) will be launched at a public meeting at the Elim Pentecostal Church Hall, Keith Road, Hayes at 8 p.m. on Monday 15th October. There are already branches in Ealing, Kensington and Chelsea, Kingston, Newham and Westminster and several other London branches will soon be launched. The first ever CPA candidate in Newham secured 34 per cent of the vote. There are branches springing up nationwide and Scotland is to have its own CPA.
The CPA is cross-denominational and is supported by Anglicans, Roman Catholics, Baptists, Methodists and members of the Free Churches. The London Mayoral CPA candidate Ram Gidoomal CBE had public backing from Hindu, Muslim and Sikh community organisations. Ram Gidoomal won 100,000 votes across London qualifying the party for a seat in the Assembly.
Ram Gidoomal will speak at the Hillingdon CPA launch subject to any over-riding late commitments. He is a Christian businessman and author of several books. He will be joined by Jeremy Tyrrell, a member of the CPA National Council who will outline the development of the Party.
The CPA aims to reflect Christian social teaching on such issues as poverty, world debt, disarmament and the defence of vulnerable human life and will support marriage and family life.
The CPA is drawing up a Local Government Manifesto for next year's council elections covering education, social services, housing and the environment. Hillingdon CPA hopes to put up candidates for election in 2002. Local elections will be the springboard to Parliamentary elections.
The CPA has a web-site at www.cpalliance.net.
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Contact phone numbers:
John Wilson 01895-675358
David Campanale (Party President) 0208-274-9042