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The Sacred #67: Alistair Burt

The Sacred #67: Alistair Burt

Elizabeth Oldfield speaks to former MP and Government Minister Alistair Burt. 17/06/2020

Alistair is a British politician who served as MP for his native Bury North in Greater Manchester from 1983 until 1997 and for North East Bedfordshire from 2001–2019, when he was one of the 20 Conservative MPS to have the party whip withdrawn by Boris Johnson. He was Minister of State for the Department of Health in 2015–2016 and Minister of State for the Middle East at the Foreign & Commonwealth Office from 2017–2019.

In this episode Alistair speaks about the dangers of polarisation, his Christian faith and why he thinks being a moderate isn’t just a cop out.

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Elizabeth Oldfield

Elizabeth Oldfield

Elizabeth is host of The Sacred podcast. She was Theos’ Director from August 2011 – July 2021. She appears regularly in the media, including BBC One, Sky News, and the World Service, and writing in The Financial Times.

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Posted 17 June 2020

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