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Did the lack of minority appeal cost May majority? By Sunder Katwala

By: Sarwar Alam

NOBODY expected the 2017 General Election to end up on a knife-edge, least of all the prime minister Theresa May, who asked for a resounding personal mandate and ended up losing the majority she started with. There is already good early evidence to suggest the Conservatives went backwards with ethnic minority voters in 2017. No full-scale survey yet exists, but Lord Ashcroft’s election day national survey suggests ethnic minority voters were only half as likely to vote Conservative as their white British counterparts. Ashcroft finds that 42 per cent of white British voters support May’s party, but estimates only a…

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