“We will not allow the Tories to shut down our democracy and shut ethnic minority voters out of our democracy by making it harder for people to vote.”Jeremy Corbyn
Ahead of his visit today to the Black Cultural Archives to mark Black History month, Labour Leader Jeremy Corbyn said:
“These plans are clearly discriminatory and a blatant attempt by the Tories to suppress voters, deny people their democratic rights and rig the result of the next General Election.
“The people that the Tories are trying to stop voting will be disproportionately from ethnic minority backgrounds, and they will disproportionately be working class voters of all ethnicities.
“We will not allow the Tories to shut down our democracy and shut ethnic minority voters out of our democracy by making it harder for people to vote.
“Rather than suppress voters, Labour will ensure that people from ethnic minority backgrounds are at the heart of our democracy. That is why we have launched our Race and Faith Consultation to engage with the communities who experience racial inequality every day as we develop our programme for government.”