Ed Miliband MP, Leader of the Labour Party
Christians on the Left is a new name that reflects the new energy and creativity that Christians are bringing to the Labour party. I look forward to continuing to work with them to build a more just society.
Dr Tony Campolo, founder of the Red Letter Christian movement and professor emeritus at Eastern University
I’m as conservative as the Word of God, and as liberal as the love of God. I sense that God’s heart is slightly to the left.
Patricia Scotland, Baroness Scotland of Asthal, Labour Peer
I’m a Christian on the Left because it speaks to what Jesus told us to do – helping the poor, healing the sick, being there for those who are really in need of his love and care. I couldn’t be anywhere else than on the left.
Stephen Doughty MP, Member of Parliament for Cardiff South and Penarth
I am delighted that members overwhelmingly supported a change to our name. I am confident this move will help us much more easily to start a conversation with Christians on the left of politics who have yet to engage with our movement – they can be assured that whilst our name has changed, the values and purpose that ground our movement remain.
Helen Goodman MP, Member of Parliament for Bishop Auckland
Christians on the Left is the place to work out how to bring your faith into politics.
Chris Smith, Baron Smith of Finsbury, Labour Peer
I welcome the new, simple, forthright, catchy name of Christians on the Left. It gives a refreshing sense of the new opportunities ahead, and the new chance we all have, as Christians, as progressives, and as radicals, to transform our society and politics for the better.
Suzy Stride, Prospective Parliamentary Candidate for Harlow
We respect the history, and are thankful for it, but we need a name that represents us and our struggles against this terrible coalition government. Christians on The Left is a far more attractive and engaging name for people especially younger people. It is an exciting time for Christians in politics. Our name is not just about us in the room but also for those not in the room.
Ben Bradshaw MP, Member of Parliament for Exeter
Our new name makes it clear who we are and what we are about. Across the UK there are Christians working to hold communities together, and I believe many more of them will now join us in our efforts to fight for justice.
There has never been a more important time to be a Christian on the Left. The church and the nation need us to speak up for justice.
Christians on the Left are not just shaping policy, they are fleshing it out in their lives. They are working to bring hope in some of the toughest neighbourhoods of our nation. They are not content to simply throw stones from the sidelines. They are getting on the pitch.
David Blunkett MP, Member of Parliament for Sheffield Brightside and Hillsborough
This new all embracing and inclusive profile will hopefully provide a real ‘big tent’ for those with all forms of spiritual and Christian faith to make their voice heard within the Party.
Andy Reed OBE, former Member of Parliament for Loughborough
We now have a new name which broadens our appeal and importantly doesn’t exclude anybody– but it certainly does not mean we have lost our core identity. There are many Christians on the left of politics who I now believe can add to our voice as we become a truly progressive voice for social and economic justice
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