Not being white remains the number one demographic predictor of not voting Tory.
Posts Tagged: ethnic minorities
In the longer term, the aim of the hard left is to increase the size of the ethnic community so as to cement left-wing power.
Sunder Katwala: Childcare, not Kashmir. Neither Narendra Modi nor Imran Khan are candidates in this election.
Treat claims of a communalist election with suspicion. The evidence suggests that ethnic minority voters prioritise domestic issues over foreign policy ones.
Fiyaz Mughal: Lewis genuinely cares – but the Party lacks transparency over its anti-Muslim problem. Here’s what it should do.
The final piece of our mini-series about anti-Muslim prejudice – and what the Government and Party should do about it.
Stewart Jackson: In Peterborough, one Tory candidate once floored an opponent. The coming contest may be no less exciting.
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.
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.
Our goal is to build links between our Party and the Afghan diaspora, as well as stronger international connections.
Mordaunt: Let’s champion “the invisible women who keep…our nation going.” Her women’s suffrage centenary speech: full text
“There’s a lot of focus on women in boardrooms…But this is not the place where business is being re-imagined.”
Andrew Gimson’s Conference Sketch: Javid on how Enoch Powell lost a generation of ethnic minority voters
The Home Secretary also spoke of the vital need to fix the housing crisis.
Syed Kamall: The electoral disaster that will engulf our Party if we don’t boost our ethnic minority support
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.
James Kanagasooriam: The Conservatives have no secure future as a governing party unless they win many more ethnic minority votes
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.
Mohamed Y Ali: The Conservative candidate for Mayor of London must have a real understanding of defeating crime
The former youth worker and London Assembly member Shaun Bailey could offer hope to disadvantaged communities.
Shaun Bailey: We are the party of social mobility – but we must increase our focus on 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.
Binita Mehta-Parmar: Javid has a crucial opportunity to improve the Government’s standing among BME voters
He is uniquely placed to start to rebuild trust – and that task is essential to our Party’s future.