OBV roadshow stops at Nottingham

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Nottingham Council and Operation Black Vote: Reclaim democracy - register to vote

(photos reproduced with the kind permissionof Paul Boast

The Operation Black Vote eXpress bus has been touring Nottingham since yesterday, trying to encourage people to register to vote and to inspire them to play a full and positive role for greater social and racial equality. OBV research has shown that BME communities could decide who wins in 168 marginal seats.

The striking orange vehicle is presently St Ann's Valley Centre, 2 Livingstone Road, St Ann's, Nottingham, NG3 3GG. With the state of the art equipment on board, it can register up to 20 people at a time.

The visit of the bus is a joint initiative between Nottingham Council and Operation Black Vote, and is being supported by a number of organisations ranging from the Electoral Commission and the Voice newspaper to the British Chinese Project and Bite the Ballot.

Simon Woolley said: "Nottingham is one of the most diverse communities with over 1 in 4 BME residents but clearly has great challenges too, particularly socio-economic. And with so many individuals alienated from the democratic this is a great opportunity to be empowered and registered to vote."

OBV Staff Reporter

(photos reproduced with the kind permission of Paul Boast

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