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Christian candidates make final push on the eve of election day

by Tola Mbakwe

With just one day to go until the General election, Premier spoke with Christian candidates about why people should vote for their party.

Brexit seemed to be the issue at the heart of the election.

Christian Labour candidate Alex Cunningham told Premier News Hour about how he thinks Brexit negotiations should impact intelligence sharing between the UK and other EU countries.

Cunningham suggested it shouldn't even be a matter of negotiation.

He said: "It should be straightforward that we should be working as closely as possible with all our allies, whether they're in the EU or elsewhere.

"I think everybody negotiating needs to bear that in mind, that first and foremost our duty to our people is to protect them."

Listen to Alex Cunningham speaking with Premier's Alex Williams:

Dr. Kirsten Johnson, a Christian and Liberal Democrat candidate for Oxford East addressed the Lib Dems concerns.

She said: "We're worried as Liberal Democrats and I'm personally worried about the divided nation we now have with people taking very extreme views and the rise of racism and hate crimes.

"And as a Christian I think we need to move toward healing our nation".

Johnson said one way of bringing healing is giving the Britons another chance to vote on Brexit.

She continued: " People would be given a choice and if they like what their Brexit deal looks like then of course we'll leave, and if they don't like it - and who knows what the country looks like in two years' time - they'll have a chance to remain in the EU."

Listen to Dr. Kirsten Johnson speaking with Premier's Alex Williams:

David Burrowes, Conservative candidate from Enfield Southgate encouraged young people to vote and reminded them that it's their responsibility and obligation.

He also highlighted Thersa May's Christian values as a strong point for the position of Prime Minister.

Burrowes said: "Christians should look very clearly at the fact that's she said she is particularly influenced by Christian faith and a Christian upbringing.

"It's a serious contrast with Jeremy Corbyn, and she is also someone that will provide strength and stability.

"It matters to us as Christians as we look to our authorities particularly in these challenging times restrain evil."

Listen to David Burrowes speaking with Premier's Alex Williams:

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