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Inverness GP stands as SCP candidate in 2010

Donald Boyd, an Inverness General Practitioner is standing as a candidate for the Scottish Christian Party at the forthcoming 2010 General Election. Dr. Boyd spearheaded the SCP campaign in the elections for the Scottish Parliament in 2007.


Note: For ongoing news relating to the following article, see message list at foot of page.



Dr. Donald Boyd

Donald  BoydDr. Donald Boyd is standing as the Scottish Christian Party's (SCP) parliamentary candidate for Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey UK Parliamentary constituency in the General Election on Thursday 6th May 2010. He previously spear-headed the SCP campaign at the Scottish elections in 2007.

Donald has lived in Inverness and its environs since 1980 and has been acquainted with the Highlands from his childhood. He is a medical doctor and, although he is a GP, he has mainly worked at Raigmore Hospital since 2000. He also works as part of the Street Pastors team where he helps out each month in the city centre or Merkinch (see here for recent report by Dr. Boyd of his work with Street Pastors.)
To this local knowledge, his interest in British and world history adds an international and historical perspective to his assessment of the needs of Britain at several levels of society.

Street Pastors in conversation
Donald Boyd and Thom RallerDonald is concerned at the marginalising of Christian values in public life, and the open hostility to the practice of Christianity. He believes it is Christianity which made Britain Great, and the fragmentation of our society is because of the decline in practical Christianity. "I challenge someone to mention one thing which unites British society at present - not even a common language unites us," he says.

He applies this view to the European Union also and is of the opinion that the ordinary British citizen is unable to follow what happens in Europe. He suggests that the average person "only feel the adverse effects of European laws made by faceless bureaucrats whose languages they do not even understand."

Further information on the Scottish Christian Party and Dr. Boyd's candidacy can be found at the Highland SCP web site.

 
Inverness High Street in the run-up to the General Election
SCP in Inverness at 2010

Christians Together, 24/04/2010

Feedback:
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Editor 05/05/2010 11:24
I am sure that Donald is very busy right now and may be involved in responding to other questions. But having spoken with him and interviewed him, I would guess that (as a man of prayer and conviction) he is - as we all should be - led of the Lord (irrespective of how the leading came).
Penny Lee 05/05/2010 11:32
Peter,

I cannot possibly predict how God will respond to any situation. All I know is that He is perfectly able, even when it looks hopeless to us with no obvious solution. That's good enough for me.
Peter Carr 05/05/2010 16:10
Time will tell...
Peter Carr 05/05/2010 17:49
You are absolutely right ed, and this is not the right thread for my most recent question;

"Just a reminder that there is a thread elsewhere to discuss the internal issues facing the SCP."

Donald Boyd 11/05/2010 07:11
Thank you for your encouragement.

The national breakdown of results shows that the Christian Party is 10th in the Scottish figures, 10th in the English figures, 8th in the Welsh figures and 17th in the UK figures.

In Scotland we stood in only one constituency and yet with 835 votes we came 10th in a national poll.

This should encourage Christians that we may be able to roll this out further. If ten Christians in each constituency would put up £50 each (or 50 Christians with £10 each), we could stand with a Christian Voice in all 59 constituencies. If we get our act together, and if we are seen to do so, I hope we could repeat this performance over Scotland. Using rock bottom figures of 100 in each constituency, we may reach 6000 Christians throughout Scotland, and if we are seen to be working together we could possibly repeat the 800 figure in each constituency, about 48,000. So let us set a target of 50,000 Christians in Scotland. This would build a national platform or bridgehead. Those who are willing to follow through this vision may wish to contact me directly at donald.boyd@scottishchristianparty.org.uk and you can follow developments at our revamped website at http://highlandscp.org/

When the disciples were a small number among a vast multitude, Jesus encouraged them: “Fear not, little flock; for it is your Father's good pleasure to give you the kingdom” Luke 12:1,32. Advising them “seek not what you shall eat, or what you shall drink, neither be of doubtful mind. For all these things do the nations of the world seek after” Christians are to have other priorities: “But rather seek the kingdom of God; and all these things shall be added unto you” Luke 12:29-31.

Let us continue to pray: “Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven” Mat 6:10.

Editor 11/05/2010 09:20
Just a reminder that that the internal issues (relating to the SCP (which may be a barrier to obtaining the support outlined above) are being discussed on a different thread on this site.

Meanwhile concerning the SCP, there have been many questions posed and points made on these threads regarding the SCP.

If anyone has unanswered questions that they would wish Donald to answer, please e-mail these to me - editor(at sign)christianstogether.net

I will then assemble the list of questions and put these to Donald. I am sure that he will see the value of addressing concerns and issues in his work to engender support.
Editor 12/05/2010 14:46
Thank you to those who have sent in questions.Donald Boyd has agreed to an 'on-line' Question and Answer session. I will collate and summarise the questions that folk are asking and then work through them systematically. First question appearing soon.
Donald Boyd 22/05/2010 20:25

Please feel free to email this to your contacts:

Dr Donald Boyd, recent parliamentary candidate for the Scottish Christian Party, will give a presentation on the recent election result in Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey and the way forward for a Christian Voice in politics.

There will be opportunity for discussion and all Christians are cordially invited to attend.

Venue: Christian Youth Centre (former YMCA), 12 Bank Street, Inverness, IV1 1QY

Date: Friday 11/6/2010 at 7.30 p.m.

Telephone enquiries: 01463 796952.


Editor 24/05/2010 12:09
Note to those interested in the subject of Politics and political parties:
Following the above meeting to which Donald refers, a report back will be given on this web site, along with questions posed and answers supplied on the night. Hopefully this will be help to those who are not able to make it on the night.

Following the report of the meeting, further opportunity will be given to Donald Boyd (and another other SCP activists) to respond to any further questions that need to be asked.
Peter Carr 24/05/2010 17:45
Thanks ed, does that include the questions that you are collating on behalf of CT contributors?
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