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PM launches Race Disparity Audit results

The Prime Minister will challenge society to “explain or change” disparities in how people from different backgrounds are treated, as the government publishes the findings of a ground breaking audit of public services. Launching the new ‘Ethnicity Facts and Figures’ website today (Tuesday 10th October 2017), Theresa May hosted a discussion round the Cabinet Table involving key stakeholders… Read More »

Stunning rise in Women & BME MPs to Westminster

Despite the hung parliament outcome of the UK General Election 2017, there has been a stunning rise in the number of women and an increase in BME MPs. One of the unexpected results of this election has seen a remarkable rise in BME MP’s in Westminster with 10 new BME MP’s and only one loss, taking the number… Read More »

Manifesto for a racism-free post-Brexit Britain

A new coalition of 20 race equality campaign groups has launched a manifesto for a racism-free post-Brexit Britain which includes a set of demands they want the next government to adopt. The ‘Manifesto for Race Equality in Britain’ includes policy proposals to tackle racial inequalities in the jobs market, housing, and criminal justice. Proposals include: A comprehensive government-wide… Read More »

OBV celebrates BME Parliamentarians

Parliamentarians including Home Secretary Theresa May attended a reception on 13th January 2016 to celebrate the historic number of Black and Minority Ethnic MPs. Hosted by Operation Black Vote (OBV), the event recognised the increase of BME MPs from just five in 1996, when the organisation formed, to a current record number of 41, which is still only… Read More »

Labour to introduce race quotas for FTSE Boards

The Labour party have pledged that if they were to win the next General Election in 2015, they would seriously consider introducing gender and race quotas for top business boards, according to Operation Black Vote (OBV) director Simon Woolley. Labour’s Shadow Business Secretary Chuka Umunna is reported to have stated, “The continued existence of a glass ceiling for… Read More »