As we begin the new year, black and minority ethnic (BAME) people are still under-represented in public life, despite representing 14% of the population of Britain. Latest figures also show that BAME voters are moving away from Labour, with over one million BAME voters supporting the Conservatives in the last General Election.
BAME Labour is responding to these challenges by launching the 'BAME Labour Mentoring and Political Education Programme' aimed at increasing BAME representation in elected office. The programme will match current elected officer (MPs, MEPs, Lords, etc) with aspirants from the BAME community for a period of six months at at a time for tutelage.
Key note speakers for this event includes the Rt Hon Lord Boateng, Meg Hillier MP and Keith Vaz MP.
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