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Churches 'could boost black vote'

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A campaign is being launched today to get more black people to vote. There have been many attempts in the past but the difference this time is that the campaign has the backing of black-led pentecostal and evangelical churches which are growing strongly.

The BBC's religious affairs correspondent Robert Pigott has been speaking to people from Birmingham.

One resident of the Ladywood area, Ellis Griffiths, is not even registered to vote. He said "nothing changes no matter who you vote for... so I don't really see the point".

Bishop Jonathan Jackson explained that the churches in Birmingham could "help create a powerful caucus" and encourage people to vote.

Unlike politicians "the church has more credit and history within the communities" he added.


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