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British Asian candidates hope to grab anti-Brexit vote in UK polls

Marisha Ray is contesting the Tory stronghold of Chipping Barnet in north London

By: Sarwar Alam

British Asian candidates from the Liberal Democrat party are hoping to grab anti-Brexit votes in the June 8 general election. The Liberal Democrat party is fielding a number of ethnic minority candidates in constituencies which either voted against Brexit or were sharply divided on the issue. These include Marisha Ray, who was born in London to Bengali parents, and Goan-origin Rabi Martins. “Most Indian-origin electorate voted anti-Brexit and few in the community who may have voted Leave did so because of the lies they were told by the Leave campaign. They made their decision based on information which turned out to…

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