On Tuesday 6 May, the British Humanist Association (BHA), Conway Hall Ethical Society, the Central London Humanist Group (CLHG) and the European Humanist Federation (EHF) will be hosting a humanist hustings for the upcoming European parliament elections (22 May 2014).
We are delighted that Labour Humanist Mary Honeyball MEP will be taking part. The hustings will be a chance to question candidates from across Parties about how they will (or won’t!) be working on issues of interest to humanists, such as secularism, science, human rights and equality.
About Mary Honeyball MEP
“Democracy and religion do not mix… Politicians are voted in to represent their electorates. People who vote for me and my colleagues expect us to further the interests of the public at large, not those of any particular religion, church, mosque, synagogue, temple or indeed any other interest group. We go against the democratic foundations of our country at our peril.”
Mary entered the European Parliament in 2000, following three decades of involvement in Labour politics. Since becoming an MEP Mary has taken a special interest in women’s issues, and acts as the Labour spokesperson for women’s rights and gender equality.
Visit the BHA website to find out more about the hustings, the other candidates, and register online now to attend.