- David Braid (campaigner)
David Braid (born 1937) is a
Christiancampaigner 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.
Mr Braid was a candidate in Liverpool Riverside in the
1997 UK general election, in the Wigan by-election, 1999and 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]
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 abortionand sex outside of marriage and for the use of the Christian Bibleas a guide to life.
In the European Parliament election, 1999, he was a list candidate in the
North West Englandregion as the sole member of the Anti Corruption Pro Family Christian Allianceparty. David Braid also stood for Operation Christian Votein the European Parliament election, 2004 in the Scottish region.
United Kingdom local elections, 2006, Mr Braid stood as a Christian Democratcandidate in the West Lancashiredistrict council elections in the electoral ward of Scott. He received 16 votes.
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