Treat claims of a communalist election with suspicion. The evidence suggests that ethnic minority voters prioritise domestic issues over foreign policy ones.
The final piece of our mini-series about anti-Muslim prejudice – and what the Government and Party should do about it.
As the MP for the city seat for twelve years, I suppose I am as good a guide as anyone to the campaign ahead.
I instinctively agreed with the Conservatives and their emphasis on hard work, enterprise, their belief in the One Nation, and their willingness to promote aspiration.
James Kanagasooriam’s recent analysis is powerful, but the suggested solutions are less sure. Simply offering what younger voters want won’t work.
Our goal is to build links between our Party and the Afghan diaspora, as well as stronger international connections.
“There’s a lot of focus on women in boardrooms…But this is not the place where business is being re-imagined.”
The Home Secretary also spoke of the vital need to fix the housing crisis.
Once a seat reaches 30 per cent BME population, it goes Labour. In 2010, this applied to 75 seats. By 2022, it could apply to around 120 seats.
The good news is that there is an enormous opportunity for the Party – because it is much worse at converting people considering voting Blue into actual voters.
The former youth worker and London Assembly member Shaun Bailey could offer hope to disadvantaged communities.
They feel left behind and untouched by the economic progress that has been made. Getting people into work must be at the top of our priority list.
He is uniquely placed to start to rebuild trust – and that task is essential to our Party’s future.
It’s wrong to claim that May and Brexit have brought new problems for the Conservatives in London. These were clear in 2015 under Cameron.
The Home Office won’t be fit for purpose to administer a post-Brexit migration system without a full understanding of what went wrong.