David Braid (campaigner)


David Braid (campaigner)

David Braid (born 1937) is a Christian campaigner from the United Kingdom, who has stood in a number of elections to demonstrate for a return to what he regards as Christian moral values. He is based in Liverpool, in which he was a member of the African Church in the city. He is currently the leader of the Clause 28 Children's Protection Christian Democrats party.

Mr Braid, who has used the title "Reverend" in some election campaigns, as well as occasionally using the surname "Franklin-Braid", is a former war-time member of the Royal Air ForceFact|date=November 2007. His electoral material suggests he is vehemently Eurosceptic and is against lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans rights.

He has not had any success in British elections, but has stood in many electoral contests in over 20 years of political life.

Candidate

Westminster

Mr Braid was a candidate in Liverpool Riverside in the 1997 UK general election, in the Wigan by-election, 1999 and the Preston by-election, 2000. In the 2001 UK general election, he stood as an independent candidate in three different constituencies at the same time - St Helens South, West Lancashire and Preston as a "Battle of Britain" candidate. He was also a candidate in the Ogmore by-election, 2002. [www.election.demon.co.uk]

In the 2005 UK general election, Braid stood in the Crosby and the West Lancashire constituencies, receiving 157 and 292 votes respectively, and in the delayed election in South Staffordshire, receiving 67 votes. He stood as the Clause 28 Children's Protection Christian Democrats candidate. His main policy was to campaign for the reintroduction of Section 28, an amendment to the Local Government Act, 1988, which stated that a local authority "shall not intentionally promote homosexuality or publish material with the intention of promoting homosexuality" or "promote the teaching in any maintained school of the acceptability of homosexuality as a pretended family relationship".

He also campaigned for Britain's withdrawal from the European Union, against abortion and sex outside of marriage and for the use of the Christian Bible as a guide to life.

European parliament

In the European Parliament election, 1999, he was a list candidate in the North West England region as the sole member of the Anti Corruption Pro Family Christian Alliance party. David Braid also stood for Operation Christian Vote in the European Parliament election, 2004 in the Scottish region.

Local elections

In the United Kingdom local elections, 2006, Mr Braid stood as a Christian Democrat candidate in the West Lancashire district council elections in the electoral ward of Scott. He received 16 votes.

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