If the Conservatives had won 42 per cent from them too, our research projects that she would have won with a comfortable 42-seat majority.
Posts by Sunder Katwala
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Despite the lazy stereotypes, there’s a striking amount of common ground across partisan and referendum divides.
Sunder Katwala: Will the Conservatives have more ethnic minority MPs than Labour after this election?
The Tories are making gradual rather than spectacular progress on ethnic diversity – as the party’s class of 2017 looks set to prove.
Sunder Katwala: There are big choices ahead on immigration – we need a national conversation about what to do
To restore trust on the issue requires both sides to balance the pressures and gains of immigration.
Sunder Katwala: You get what you pay for with immigration control. Voters want more – which means higher spending
The need for extra resources will not go down a storm with Hammond. But if we want a system that is effective, fair and trusted, we should resource it accordingly.
Sunder Katwala: Many ethnic minority voters are natural Leave supporters – but there’s that thorny issue of trust
Many feel British and have a Commonwealth attachment – but worry that the Brexit campaign is run by UKIP.
A new Office and Deputy Mayoralty could ensure new arrivals spoke English and promote cross-cultural contact, civic engagement, and British citizenship.
A new British Future report sketches out how Remain and Leave could each win the campaign – or lose it.
Sunder Katwala: Corbyn may offer the Tories a new opportunity with minority voters – but that’s no cause for complacency
The next election may see increasingly distinct pitches from each of the parties towards sections of the latter.
Sunder Katwala: Here is early evidence that the Conservatives are now winning more ethnic minority votes
A Survation poll commissioned by British Future finds that David Cameron’s party won a majority of Hindu votes – and also polled well with other Asian voters in the south.
For the first time ever, the race to increase ethnic minority representation is neck-and-neck between the two main parties.
The Conservatives have to balance attracting more younger voters while not ducking the immigration question.
The approach to a missed target should not be to abandon the idea of targets
About half fall into the ‘engageable’ and about half into the ‘rejectionist’ category, according to British Future’s analysis of polling and research.
The share that candidates take of new entrants to the electorate will help to decide the most marginal seats.