Richard Page

Richard was dismissed as a magistrate and blocked from returning to an NHS role after he expressed his belief that children do best with a mum and a dad.

Richard served as a magistrate in Kent for 15 years. He also served as a non-executive director of an NHS Trust.

Then, whilst deliberating on an adoption case with two other magistrates behind closed doors, Richard expressed his belief that a child’s best interests are served by being placed with a mother and a father, wherever possible.

After telling his story and publicly repeating his view, Richard was removed from the magistracy and blocked from returning to his role at the NHS Trust.

Supported by the Christian Legal Centre, Richard challenged the NHS Trust, the Lord Chancellor and the Lord Chief Justice over their decisions.

Sadly, after a six-year legal battle, Richard died, leaving behind his three grown up children.

Andrea Williams commented: “Knowing Richard Page over the past six years was not to read a biography but to live alongside a modern-day hero of faith. Consistent, kind, faithful, unassuming, self-effacing with unstoppable energy for life and doing good. This is what a hero of faith looks like.”

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