Media playback is unsupported on your device

Church campaign to boost black vote

13 October 2012 Last updated at 22:58 BST

Church leaders are launching a campaign which they say could inspire up to a million more black voters to go to the polls in the next general election.

Churches where the majority of the congregation is black are growing in size, number and influence.

Community leaders have long struggled to persuade black people to vote, but they believe they can influence the outcome in many marginal seats.

Robert Pigott reports.

Most watched

BBC © 2014 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.