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Report: Ethnic minority votes to play key role in UK polls

Southall is one of six seats where more than 50 per cent of the constituency is Asian

By: Sarwar Alam

The ethnic minority vote will play a key role for all major political parties in the snap general election on June 8, according to a new research. Operation Black Vote (OBV), a leading advocacy group for wider representation of the black and minority ethnic (BME) communities in British politics, found in its Power of the Black Vote in 2017 analysis that the ruling Conservatives, Opposition Labour and the Liberal Democrats need the BME vote to win in their target seats. The BME electorate is significantly larger than the majority in seven of those 10 seats and the Indian population is…

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