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Christian Candidates Draw the Votes

Christian Candidates drew a significant number of votes in the Highalds and Islands, taking third place over the Lib Dems and Conservatives in one constituency and beating all the minor parties including the Greens in another.

Western Isles Constituency

In the Western Isles, Murdo Murray stood as an Independent and took third place over the Lib Dems.
The voting was: SNP - 6,723; Labour - 4,838; Murdo Murray (Ind.) - 1,412; Lib Dem - 1 ,097
Conservative - 647

Click on image below for BBC election page for Western Isles
Election Results MM

Read more about Murdo Murray here; and listen to a pre-election interview with Mr. Murray


Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey

In Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey, Donald Boyd who was standing for the Christian Party was first behind the main parties and beat all the minority and independent candidates.
The result was: Lib Dem - 19,172; Labour - 10,407; SNP - 8,803; Conservative - 6,278
Donald Boyd (Chr. Party) - 835; followed by the Greens and other minority parties.

Click below for BBC web page for Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey results
Election results DB

Donald Boyd stood for the Christian Party and gave a short video interview in the run-up to the vote.

Christians Together, 07/05/2010

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Peter Carr 07/05/2010 09:30
The positioning is good in many ways for both, but hardly surprising in the strong Christian north. However, only one kept his deposit, and it is also far short of a credible Christian political force. All in all it doesn't look good with Hollyrood coming up!
Alec (Guest) 07/05/2010 17:06
As Peter said, in the Christian north, it is not a major surprise. However, Donald Boyds result is hardly anything to write home about. 1.8% is hopeless. Murdo Murray on the other hand has a half decent result

I wonder how much of that is attributable to the fact that MM stood as "independent" and DB stood as "SCP"

What I am asking is that if DB had stood as an independent, would he have fared better?

After all, there is a strong tradition in the Highlands at Council level anyway, of independent candidates

Maybe soemthing to think about for Holyrood?
Peter Carr 07/05/2010 18:10
Christian Party 0 0 0 0 18,623 0.1

From the BBC website at 6pm on 7th May 2010. No matter how the CP/SCP try to spin the Inverness vote (and they will), the figures above do not lie! With only one more seat left to declare, and with almost 30 million votes cast, the above result is poor, and a reflection of the lack of democracy and ability to engage voters during the time that they (CP/SCP) had leading up to the election being announced. Will lessons be learned, I doubt it if their track record after the 2007 Hollyrood election is anything to go by?!
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