Like everyone else I am amazed at the result of our election and wondering what the implications might be for the voluntary sector.
The Evangelical Alliance and the ‘Show Up’ campaign are encouraging Christians not just to sit back and wait for the next election in five years time but to continue to be committed to the political process, starting with getting to know your MP. I can vouch for the importance of that as I have found our local MP very helpful on various occasions, and supportive of church and community events. See more at:
There is a useful discussion of what this result might mean on the NCVO site, which includes things such as mentioning that there are a number of voluntary sector people who have just been elected and picking up on the Conservative’s pledge to offer three volunteering days for employees. You can read their full comments, and join in the discussion at – http://blogs.ncvo.org.uk/2015/05/08/ge2015-implications-for-the-voluntary-sector/?_cldee=cmljaGFyZC5zdGVlbEBudGx3b3JsZC5jb20%3d&utm_source=ClickDimensions&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=General%20Election%202015%20reaction&urlid=1