|In 2014, Richard was dismissed as a magistrate by the Lord Chancellor and Lord Chief Justice, after expressing his view that it was in a child’s best interests to be raised by a mother and a father. After appearing on television and in various media outlets explaining his case, Page was suspended from his NHS role in 2016.
In August 2016 a Termination of Appointments Panel (TAP) concluded “it was not in the interests of the health service for you to serve as a non-executive director in the NHS“. The decision was driven by the idea that Richard’s views would be “likely to have a negative impact on the confidence of staff, patients and the public”.
Then, in August 2017, Richard, assisted by the Christian Legal Centre, took his case to the Croydon Employment Tribunal where, unfortunately, the decision of the TAP was upheld. Richard sought permission to appeal.