In the countdown to the Queensland election, the Australian Christian Lobby (ACL) will tomorrow night hold its final ‘Meet Your Candidate Forums’, including a forum in one of the State’s most marginal electorates which is expected to attract a large number of Christian voters.
The event will be held in Thornlands, in the electorate of Cleveland, and will see nine candidates for the seats of Cleveland, Redlands and Capalaba questioned on matters of concern to Christians. Cleveland is held by a margin of 1.3%, while Redlands in also a key seat, with a 6.8% margin.
All Labor and LNP candidates from the three electorates will be among those addressing the forum and answering questions. Christians from a wide variety of churches in the area have been invited to attend.
The ‘Meet Your Candidate Forum’ follows on from a range of similar ACL forums held throughout Queensland in the past few days in some of the State’s most marginal seats.
“More than ever, Christians are interested in politics and want to know what their candidates stand for. The Meet Your Candidate Forums offer them a chance to find out the views of candidates in their electorate, ask questions, and make an informed vote on polling day,” ACL Managing Director Jim Wallace said.
“It also gives the candidates the opportunity to gain an appreciation of the concerns of the Christian constituency and the significance of their vote.”
ACL Managing Director Jim Wallace will travel from Canberra to chair the forum.
WHEN: WEDNESDAY MARCH 18 AT 7.30 PM
WHERE: REDLANDS FELLOWSHIP COMMUNITY CHURCH, BEVERIDGE RD, THORNLANDS
Christian 'Meet Your Candidate' Forum in key Brisbane Seats
Wednesday, 18 March 2009, 10:07 (EST)
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