It sends a clear, positive signal to young people from migrant backgrounds, among whom our Party lags behind.
Posts Tagged: Diversity
Despite only a short democratic history, the world’s largest Muslim nation could be a powerful force for pluralism and tolerance.
Julian Brazier: Yes, the Conservatives must engage with young people – but challenge their worldview, not concede it
James Kanagasooriam’s recent analysis is powerful, but the suggested solutions are less sure. Simply offering what younger voters want won’t work.
Andy Street: In the West Midlands, inclusion is more than a buzzword. It’s turning our diversity into a strength.
It is a sad and all-too-obvious fact that most of the decision makers I meet in my role as Mayor are people who look like me.
Claire Ainsley: There is a new working class, with different political concerns and motivations from the old
Understanding what makes these voters tick could be key to the outcome of the next election. No party can afford to ignore them.
It’s time for us to acknowledge that it is a response to our own failures – and to listen to voters who are opting for it.
Kemi Badenoch: My plan for candidates – a transparent, democratic process, for an even stronger Party
Also, a balanced Parliamentary Party requires a diverse pipeline of candidates – this means diversity of background and thought.
Addressing this persistent under-representation is not political correctness, it is political common sense. Our Party would be the better for it.
Amidst the wreckage this morning, there are a few points of light. But that cackling noise you hear from Kensington is George Osborne laughing his head off.
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.
Following on from the ‘biggest ever review’ into race inequality, policies that embrace workplace equality should be at the heart of Theresa May’s plans
Rebecca Coulson: Breastfeeding in the Commons? Fine. But gender quotas for committee witnesses would be absurd.
The Speaker’s recent report on improving equality in Parliament makes some proposals which are irrelevant at best.