The Common Good (political party)
|Founded||April 1, 2004|
The Common Good is a small Christian political party in the United Kingdom. Founded and led by Richard (Dick) Rodgers, a clergyman, motorcyclist and orthopaedic registrar living in Northfield, Birmingham, the party's principles are based on his Christian faith. Rodgers campaigned for the release of the poet Irina Ratushinskaya from prison in the Soviet Union in the early 1980s, and visited Sudan in the 1990s during the civil war to try to negotiate for peace. The founding principle is: "Tomorrow we'll be happier, living and working for each other's good and for the good of the world, that is, for 'The Common Good'."
In 2016, the party campaigned for the United Kingdom to remain in the European Union during the referendum.
|Hartlepool by-election, 2004||Hartlepool||91||0.3|
|2005 general election||Birmingham Northfield||428||1.4|
|Dunfermline and West Fife by-election, 2006||Dunfermline and West Fife||103||0.3|
|Henley by-election, 2008||Henley||121||0.3|
|2010 general election||Birmingham Northfield||305||0.7|
|Newark by-election, 2014||Newark||64||0.2|
European Parliament elections
|2004 European election||West Midlands||8,650||0.6|
|Birmingham City Council election, 2007||Weoley||198|
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- "ELECTION 2005 COUNTDOWN TO MAY 5: COMMON MAN'S ON THE MOVE; Motorbiking vicar's MP dream". Birmingham Evening Mail. 23 April 2005. Retrieved 8 February 2010.
- Cutts, Steven (25 June 2005). "Perspective: Dick's on a mission to heal the world". Birmingham Post. Retrieved 8 February 2010.[dead link]
- Dale, Paul (5 October 2004). "Abysmal by-election is not deterring Dr 'Good'.". The Birmingham Post. Retrieved 8 February 2010.
- Shipley, Andy (24 January 2006). "Vicar praying for Scot votes; Clergyman heads north on the by-election trail". Birmingham Mail. Retrieved 8 February 2010.
- "By-election candidates announced". BBC News. 27 January 2006. Retrieved 8 February 2010.
- "Dick Rodgers: Electoral history and profile". Guardian. Retrieved 8 February 2010.
- Scott, Fiona (24 May 2004). "Blair backlash puts Euro seat in danger". Coventry Evening Telegraph. Retrieved 8 February 2010.
- "Euro election candidate to visit city; NEW PARTY WORKING FOR THE COMMON GOOD". Coventry Evening Telegraph. 4 May 2004. Retrieved 8 February 2010.
- "The Common Good Statement of Accounts 2008" (PDF). Electoral Commission. Retrieved 8 February 2010.[dead link]
- Rodgers, Dick (17 November 2009). "The Man With a Globe on His Head". The Stirrer. Retrieved 8 February 2010.
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