Black vote can decide 2015 general election

A Ground-breaking research undertaken by Operation Black Vote – The Power of the Black Vote in 2015 - shows the BME electorate could decide over 160 Westminster seats in the 2015 General Election.

Using the recent 2011 census, researchers looked at the BME electorate in all England and Wales seats and found 168 marginal seats where BME voters outnumber the majority of the sitting MP. The 168 constituencies are in both urban and suburban areas. It proves that the BME have never more powerful.

Power is shifting with more marginal seats and more BME voters right across the geographical map. Political parties must wake up and realise could lose without the BME vote, and as such must devise policies to tackle persistent race inequalities. Click here to download 'The Power of the Black Vote in 2015' (PDF)