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The 14 per cent: could a party for minorities change British politics?

In New Zealand, Maori parties have been able to change the political landscape. Could British constituents follow suit?

By Kieran O’Halloran  

Can minority politicians succeed within mainstream parties? Kensington Labour MP Emma Dent Coad’s regrettable comments about Shaun Bailey, the black one-time PPC for Hammersmith, have sparked a debate about tokenism in the Conservative Party, and about the Labour Party’s alleged belief in their God-given right to the votes of ethnic minority Britons. That assumption has, historically, been a safe one for Labour to make. But can it continue to do so? Or might ethnic minority…

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