Most diverse parliament yet tells “positive story about integration”


The record number of ethnic minority MPs in the new House of Commons tells a positive story about integration, the director of independent thinktank British Future has said. There are a total of 51 members of parliament from black, Asian and minority backgrounds (BAME) which is an increase from 41 following yesterday’s general election. In total, 31 MPs will sit on the Labour benches out of a total of 261 Labour politicians which represents 11 per cent of the party. The Conservative ethnic representation stands at six per cent with 19 out of 315 MPs coming from diverse backgrounds. Layla Moran…

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