Ethnic voters key to election result?

May 20, 2014 No Comments

A new study from the all party think tank Demos finds that ‘upwardly mobile’ ethnic minority voters are more likely to turn Tory. The report states: “There is a great deal of evidence to suggest that any emerging volatility amongst the UK’s 5 million ethnic electors may turn out to be at least as significant as the 3 million who tell pollsters they might support Ukip in the forthcoming election.”

The report also claims that Indian-origin voters are relatively likely to vote Conservative. The analysis suggests that large numbers of Indian voters are particularly likely to stop voting Labour as they move to predominantly white areas while Pakistani, Muslim and Black African voters remain loyal wherever they live. Indian-heritage Hindu voters are most likely to desert Labour, the report claims.

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