A Liberal Democrat election view: A ‘change’ election

Tim Farron  |  UK & Ireland
Date posted:  1 Jul 2024
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A Liberal Democrat election view: A ‘change’ election

Haweswater in Westmorland where Tim Farron is an MP (photo: iStock)

This general election feels very much like a ‘change’ election. People feel things are broken; they are disillusioned and seeking something different.

But disillusionment often means looking for someone to blame. Elections should of course highlight dividing lines between parties, but any ‘us versus them’ debate that actively pits groups against each other should be a red flag to Christians. We mustn’t lose sight of the dignity and worth of our opponents as human beings.

Another danger is the temptation to pin all our hopes on a new government or individual to put everything right. But in today’s economic climate, there are limits on what they can achieve. And as Christians we must always remember that politics will never bring ultimate restoration and salvation. Only Christ can do that.

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