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CARE: Next Government must tell ‘better story’ for vulnerable groups

5 July 2024
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CARE's CEO has congratulated successful election candidates and called for the next UK Government to model justice, integrity, and compassion.

Speaking this morning, Ross Hendry said there is a “better story” to tell for vulnerable groups, including the groups CARE advocates for.

CARE campaigned for tougher online safety laws, better protections for trafficking victims, and stricter betting rules in the last parliament.

Mr Hendry commented:

“We congratulate all those who have been elected today, and Keir Starmer as he prepares to lead a new Government. CARE encouraged churches to engage positively during the election period and Christians will continue to pray for and encourage MPs.

“As someone who has run for parliament in the past, I’m conscious that thousands of candidates did not hear the news they wanted today. Some people are now out of a job. Losing candidates deserve our thanks and respect for taking part.”

Mr Hendry added:

“Christians believe that Governments are ordained by God to restrain evil and injustice and promote good by commending those who do right. A good Government will show justice and mercy, model integrity, and have compassion on the most vulnerable people in society.

“We believe there is a better story to tell for all people and especially the vulnerable groups we advocate for, and we will be engaging with politicians of every party who share our desire to realise positive change. We hope to see politics renewed and lives transformed in the years ahead.”

ENDS

Notes for Editors

Christian Action Research and Education (CARE) is a social policy charity, bringing Christian insight to the policies that affect our lives.

For more information, or to arrange an interview, contact: press@care.org.uk

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