A rather Ethnic Tea Party…

Hazel Blears shows her support

One of the things I am most proud about, when I consider my membership of the Labour party, is that out of all the major political parties, it is only Labour that has delivered a significant number of elected representatives – local, regional, national and international, from the UK’s Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) communities.

On Monday, Hazel Blears MP hosted a tea party for newly elected councillors from Britain’s BME communities.

The Labour Party is finally beginning to take the issue of BME voter engagement seriously. They know that without BME representation in our Town Halls and in Parliament, BME communities will lose faith in the political system and will just stop participating.

I personally feel it is disgraceful that we still only have twelve Members of Parliament from a Black or Asian background, because if Black and Asian citizens were properly represented we would have a minimum of fifty.


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