"The only part of the UK where politicians can safely espouse particular religious beliefs is Arlene's bit"
While Arlene's lot as a group are extreme - many at Westminster are saying their religion is a major factor in how they vote.
As a sample. Jacob Rees-Mogg and my Tory MP both apparently take the Vatican's whip in opposing various civil rights equality issues. Theresa May has made public her Methodist faith in influencing her policies. Tim Farron, ex-leader of the Liberal Party, espoused his Christian Evangelical views that are at odds with LGBTQ+ civil rights. Even David Cameron touted himself as following the Christian faith - even if reception in the Chilterns was a bit variable.