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Who decides the political map!

A research published by Operation Black Vote (OBV) concludes that any future majority government will only be possible with the support of ethnic minority voters.

The study has established that the number of seats where Black and Asian voters could decide the outcome has gone up by 70% in comparison to the 2010 election.

The 2011 Census results showing a majority of Black and Minority Ethnic people in many constituencies and wards, have created a political hysteria amongst the political parties to involve more black and minority ethnic (BME) voters.

However, discontent is growing among BME grassroot activists who feel there is no place for them in the main political parties beyond being a foot soldier, whether at central or local government level. Those flying the flag include MPs Keith Vaz, Virendra Sharma, Diane Abbott and Valerie Vaz.

The wake-up call for Labour is significant as the Conservative party because of the 2011 Census results as well as the threat of UKIP, has changed its tune as indicated by recent statements from Theresa May and David Cameron.

A study of ethnic minority voting patterns, compiled by the Runnymede Trust using data from the 2010 General Election, revealed the Tories and the Liberal Democrats each received 18 per cent of the black vote, suggesting approximately 64 percent voted Labour but this pattern cannot be taken for granted anymore.

On a local level, Harrow is a telling example of discontent where a Labour breakaway group, anchored by Tories, snatched the power in May 2013 and the eight members of the Independent Labour Group, now a registered political party, ran the council till ousted by Tories last September: 9/13here

   

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