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Rector calls for a politics without discrimination and hate

Our Rector, the Reverend Dr Nicholas Peacock, has called for the Prospective Parliamentary Candidates in our constituency of Sutton and Cheam to commit to a vision of a politics without discrimination and hate.

Earlier in the week from the Chief Rabbi, Ephraim Mirvis, wrote an article in The Times regarding anti-Semitism in our politics. The Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, subsequently issued a statement of support, drawing attention to the 'deep sense of insecurity and fear felt by many British Jews'. There have also been accusations of the discrimination of those of religions within political discourse.

The Rector makes particular mention of the use of social media, which is often used as a way to spread hatred. He calls for our candidates to make a commitment to:

- a positive election campaign free from any form of discrimination and hatred;

strongly encourage your fellow politicians, local and national, as well as your supporters

- to adhere to the same commitment

- call out instances of discrimination where they occur and take suitable action.

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