Conservative MP Reveals Belief in Astrology
David Tredinnick, the MP for Bosworth and member of the health committee and the science and technology committee, has said that he believes that astrology should be incorporated into the healthcare system.
He has revealed that he has spent 20 years studying the Indian astrological system lahiri and the way it has been used by the government. He has said that “There is no logic in attacking something that has a proven track record.”
He recalls that Chris Patten, Britain’s last governor of Hong Kong had an official astrologer, whom Mr Tredinnick consulted while on a parliamentary delegation there.
Sharing a platform with Daily Mail astrologer Jonathan Cainer at the Glastonbury Festival, the MP said that he had been invited to the House of Commons because of his “radical agenda” on complementary medicine. He is vice-chairman of the government’s herbals working group.
Mr Tredinnick told BBC news that he had been right about herbal remedies and healing, which he said were now becoming more accepted in parts of the NHS, and now he wants to promote astrology to help people gain insight into personal problems.
"I am absolutely convinced that those who look at the map of the sky for the day that they were born and receive some professional guidance will find out a lot about themselves and it will make their lives easier," he told MPs.
"I think it's something that people should be aware of as an option they have if they are confused about themselves."
He said he had compiled astrological charts for his fellow MPs - he declined to reveal names - adding: "If you look at the charts I have done for people I have certainly made their lives easier."