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Alan4discussion's Avatar Jump to comment 11 by Alan4discussion

Comment 10 by GBile

Poorly designed the poll may be, but I think that the result of a majority saying they are 'Not at all' affected is a good thing. Maybe RDFRS could conduct a proper poll and find out whether acceptance of unbelieving politicians is increasing.

Yes - the poll seems focussed on voting according to religion rather than on the politics.

There seem to be lots of atheists in politics elsewhere!

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_atheists_in_politics_and_law

Clement Attlee 1st Earl Attlee, KG, OM, CH, PC (1883–1967): Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1945 to 1951, under whose government the National Health Service and Welfare State were established.

James Callaghan KG, PC (1912–2005): British politician, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1976 to 1979 and the only person to have served in all four of the Great Offices of State.[69]

Alastair Campbell (1957–): Director of Communications and Strategy for the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1997 to 2003

Nick Clegg (1967–): current Deputy Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, Lord President of the Council (with special responsibility for political and constitutional reform), and the British Liberal Democrat Leader since 2007

Robin Cook (1946–2005): Secretary of State for Foreign & Commonwealth Affairs of the UK (1997–2001), whose funeral service was held in the High Kirk of Scotland, where he was described as a "Presbyterian atheist.

Roy Hattersley PC (1932–): British Labour Party politician, author and journalist, Deputy Leader of the Labour Party 1983–1992.

Neil Kinnock PC (1942–): British Labour politician, Leader of the Opposition and Labour Party leader 1983–1992.[95]

Ken Livingstone (1945–): Mayor of London 2000-08

David Miliband (1965–): British Labour politician, Foreign Secretary from 2007 to 2010.[100]

Ed Miliband (1969–): British Labour politician, Leader of the Labour Party from 2010 to the present

Mo Mowlam (1949–2005): Former Secretary of State for Northern Ireland.

Michael Portillo former British Member of Parliament for the Conservative party, former Minister of Defence. Now a TV writer and presenter whose work includes UK Channel 4's documentary Christianity: A History - Rome

These UK ones seem to have held some very senior positions!

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