Defender of the faith
Not only is local government in East London afflicted by Respect, and further out east, the BNP, we also have to deal with at least two varieties of Christian political movement. The more hard line one, "The Christian Party, Proclaiming Christ's Lordship" (led by Sinitta's former songwriter, the lyricist of "So Macho", Rev George Hargreaves) ran in my ward in last year's Hackney Council elections, putting out leaflets helpfully insinuating that Tony Blair was a Marxist dialectical materialist rather than a Christian, on the basis he once admitted to having read a book by Trotsky.
The other splinter group is the Christian People's Alliance which has three councillors in Newham. Perhaps that might soon become two councillors though, as one of them has been behaving in a decidedly un-Christian way, being convicted of assaulting two police officers. Whatever happened to turning the other cheek?