Indian Origin MPs and Vote Patterns in UK

A record number of 10 Indian-origin candidates including Keith Vaz, Priti Patel and Infosys cofounder Narayana Murthy’s son-in-law were elected to the British parliament on Friday, 8th May 2015.

Indian-origin voters have traditionally connected more with Labour due to its working class and immigrant friendly outlook, however the elections in 2015 seem to indicate a strong shift in favour of the Tory party.

There were total of 46,425,386 voters excreting their rights in the UK general election. It will take a while for the data on ethnic minority voting pattern to come out however it will be interesting to see where the shift has been.

In 2010 general election, white voters turnout was 67% and non-white voter turnout was 51%. Labours got 60% of the non white votes, Liberal Democrats got 20% and Conservatives managed to get only 16% of the non white vote share. I think this time around in the 2015 general election, expecting a significant chunk of non-white vote share going to Conservatives.

– Information gathered from the electronic media

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