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Christian Party Mayor elected in Wales

The Christian Party in Wales has become the first faith-based political party in the UK to win a mayoral election.

 


by Scottish Christian Party
 
Jeff GreenThe Christian Party in Wales has become the first faith-based political party in the UK to win a mayoral election.
Councillor Jeff Green, leader of the Christian Party in Wales, has begun his first full term on Llandrindod Wells Town Council after being elected as mayor in the last session.

A Civic Service of Commitment and Thanksgiving was held on Saturday 4th August in Holy Trinity Church, Llandrindod Wells, conducted by the Mayoral Chaplain, Rev. Ian Rees. The council and public were addressed by the Rev. Geoff Waggett. Selected Scriptures were read by the Rev. George Hargreaves, leader of the Christian Party in England, and by Dr. Donald Boyd, leader of the Scottish Christian Party.

Jeff Green runs Highland Moors, the award-winning and last Victorian Hydro Spa in Wales. As mayor, he wishes to develop tourism in the area, to utilise the town’s best assets, and to publicise Llandrindod Wells. He has already publicised the town while in London with the National Cycle Collection displaying some of its collection of bicycles and memorabilia at Hampton Court Palace, the starting point for the Olympic time trials. The National Cycle Collection is housed in Llandrindod Wells. Councillor Green said the town needed to have a bigger vision for what it could accomplish. “We need goals and objectives so we can measure our progress,” he said.

Dr Donald Boyd commented: “The election of Jeff Green as mayor has already put Llandrindod Wells on the national map. Christians and others all over Britain, and even overseas, will take note. People have been sceptical about a Christian Party in politics. Jeff Green is to be congratulated on leading the Christian Party in Wales to electoral success. There are not only three councillors in Llandrindod Wells in mid-Wales, but the Party has four councillors in Bay of Colwyn Town Council, North Wales, and a councillor in South Wales. On behalf of the Scottish Christian Party, I wish Jeff Green and the Welsh Christian Party every success in showing the effectiveness of Christian councillors.”



Scottish Christian Party, 18/08/2012

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