• Tuesday, May 17, 2022


BME Labour members more likely to feel excluded from party

Dawn Butler at a Hindu event

By: Eastern Eye Staff

ETHNIC minority Labour voters are more likely to feel excluded and disadvantaged as party members, according to a new report. The survey of 3,000 Labour supporters found those from BME backgrounds were more likely to report feeling unfairly treated at all levels. It found two-thirds of ethnic minority candidates in parliamentary or assembly selection contests said their selection process was not fair, compared with one in five of white candidates. They were also 15 per cent less likely than white members to agree there are “people like me” in their constituency Labour party, and 10 per cent less likely to…

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