Just days before the General Election the Conservative Parliamentary candidate for Cardiff South and Penarth – Bill Rees – has suffered the embarrassment of being wrongly name-checked in a feature and audio interview on the Christian website “Premier”.
Throughout the feature, Bill Rees is wrongly referred to as “Bill Reeves” – a name which will not be appearing on Thursday’s ballot paper.
Premier – which claims an audience of 1,000,000 people a week – describes itself as a “flourishing multi-media organisation across radio, magazines and interactive websites with on-demand video and audio” which exists to “enable people to put their Faith at the heart of daily life”.
The on-line feature article and the accompanying audio interview was conducted by Eno Adeogun and is part of a series of discussions with “Christian candidates that will be running for the first time for the three main political parties”.
In an audio interview accompanying the article “Bill Reeves” / a.k.a. Bill Rees, explains how he first became involved in Christianity and in politics. He explains how he sounded out his pastor and family who advised him to get “life experience” before entering politics. As a result he embarked on a career in business and and finance (in the renewable energy sector) but was simultaneously involved in church projects including assisting former prisoners on their release from jail.
In interview Bill Rees explains why he thinks voters should support Christian candidates in the General Election. He says “When you see someone who is a Christian running, I think it should encourage them to think ‘well, there’s someone there who knows that they are accountable to the electorate but also they themselves make themselves accountable to God in heaven’.
The feature and audio interview are on http://tinyurl.com/y9zrt98r.