Gary Streeter: How endangered is democracy?

In this webinar conversation in the Questions of our Times series, Sir Gary Streeter MP, the Conservative Member of Parliament for South West Devon who has held several ministerial and front bench posts, gives his personal views on politics, parliament and faith, in response to the question: How endangered is democracy?

With 31 years of continuous service, Gary Streeter is one of the UK’s longest-serving MPs. Since being elected for Plymouth Sutton in 1992, he has served under six (and outlasted seven) prime ministers. A lawyer by training, he has been a minister in the Lord Chancellor’s Office, and the Shadow Secretary of State for International Development. He has been the Conservative MP for South West Devon since 1997, and was knighted in 2019 in recognition of his public service.

Throughout his parliamentary career, he has promoted the role of Christians in Parliament and is the Chair of the all-party parliamentary group of that name. In 2022, he backed a call for a non-confidence vote in Boris Johnson, and later called for Liz Truss to resign as prime minister ‘to avoid slaughter at the next election.’ Subsequently, he announced that he would not be standing in the election.

The host for Questions of Our Times is Major Nigel Bovey, former editor of the Salvation Army magazine The War Cry, and the author of several books. His latest book, Browsing the Bible is a guide for anyone who wants to get started (or who wants to keep on reading) the Bible. Find our review of the book here: A guide to browsing the Bible.

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