Ethnic minorities and the British political system: event presenting new research 17th October

The ESRC Research Centre on Micro-Social Change presents new research from the Universities of Essex and Manchester on how ethnic minorities are engaging as voters and how they are represented within the British political system at an open event on 17th October 2017 (10am-1.15pm) at Broadway House in Westminster.

There will be three short research presentations followed by a panel discussion chaired by Tom Clark, Editor of Prospect magazine, on the implications for the political parties, for our elected officials, for those encouraging engagement in democracy and voter registration, and for society as a whole.

Agenda –

10am-10.30am Coffee

10.30am-11am Presentation: Dr Nicole Martin (University of Essex/University of Manchester) – Ethnic Minority Voters in 2015: A Breakthrough for the Conservative Party?

11am-11.30am Presentation: Dr Maria Sobolewska (University of Manchester) – Which ethnic minority candidates represent the views of ethnic minority constituents, and why?

11.30am-12 noon Presentation: Dr Rebecca McKee (University of Manchester) – How MPs respond to their ethnic minority constituents. Substantive Representation of Ethnic Minorities in the UK Parliament

12 noon Coffee

12.15pm Panel discussion, chaired by Tom Clark, Editor of Prospect Magazine – panellists will include:

  • Omar Khan, Director of Runnymede
  • Binita Mehta-Parmar, Director of Modern Britain
  • Shahrar Ali, former Deputy Leader of the Green Party
  • Zrinka Bralo, Chief Executive, Migrants Organise

Other panellists to be confirmed.

1.15pm end

To reserve a place at this free event please register via eventbrite.


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