Get Involved: General Election 2015

Audience: 
Member, Non-member

The 2015 British General Election marks the end of the first and start of the second fixed-term Parliament, since the passing of the Fixed-term Parliaments Act 2011. Dates for general elections are now fixed for the first Thursday of May, every five years from 2015.

This year, citizens of the United Kingdom will exercise their democratic right to elect Members of Parliament on Thursday 7th May. Some of us will instinctively know where to place our X on the ballot paper, whilst others of us may remain undecided until standing in the polling booth. Others, still, may feel that their vote will make little difference and decide not to vote.

Whatever your voting intentions, the election provides us with the opportunity to think through the important issues, pray for those standing as candidates and get involved in the democratic process in other ways, for example taking part in hustings or even standing as a candidate. Mothers' Union has produced 'Get Involved: General Election 2015' to accompany you in this, whether as an individual or as a group.