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Black and Asian voters make their voices heard

Minorities matter: Simon Woolley of Operation Black Vote

By: Rithika Siddhartha

by Rithika Siddhartha and Lauren Codling RACE equality was the biggest winner of the June 8 election, an influential commentator has said, as pundits ponder how Labour gained more seats than expected, while the Conservative majority whittled away. Voters from minority communities “raised their voice and demanded to be listened to”, said Simon Woolley, the director of pressure group Operation Black Vote. He added: “A new generation of Asian voters is saying, ‘Stop pushing us around. We’re British, we’re Asian, we’re Muslim. We demand to be listened to’. I think that can only be good for democracy.” There is no detailed analysis yet on how Asians voted in this…

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