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1 day left- have YOU registered to vote yet

The most important election of recent times has been declared and will take place on May 6th; your vote has never been more important or carried so much weight.

You have precisely 1 day to register to vote and here on the OBV blog we will be counting down those days, encouraging all of our supporters to get active in promoting our communities to register to vote.

Your voice will matter during this election as never before.
Put simply, our collective votes in over 100 constituencies can decide the outcome of this election.
The winning party will need a total of 326 MPs to deliver a majority of just two.

Labour currently holds 101 of the 116 seats the Conservatives need to win. These seats are concentrated in the metropolitan areas of the UK and that’s where we have the largest concentration of voters. These are the very constituencies where this election will effectively be won or lost. The key election battlegrounds will be in marginal constituencies based almost exclusively in the Northwest and Yorkshire; the Midlands; and London and the Southeast areas.

This means that the election is largely ours to decide.
Whichever way we vote, that’s who gets it. When one considers what is at stake for deprived African, Caribbean, Pakistani and Bangladeshi communities we have never had such an important opportunity to influence both party policy and the election outcome.

Registering your vote today will provide our communities with a solid platform to raise your issues of concern and place your political demands on the agendas of those seeking your vote.

If you’re looking for more information about the range of issues affecting our communities, over 30 national black and anti-racist organisations have produced a ‘Black Manifesto‘ that identifies some of the important issues facing our communities. This Manifesto outlines a series of recommendations that you can use to demand change from prospective politicians. We encourage you to use this document to help you hold politicians and there parties to account during this election.

You have 1 day left to help OBV increase our communities’ levels of voter registration. Please do so by posting this article to as many places as you can.

We will be posting more information about our hustings in some of these key marginal areas over the next few days.

Together we can make a difference.

OBV staff writer

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3 Responses

  1. Ever since the Empire Windrush Black Caribbean/British/African;people from the indian sub-continant have shaped this country to what it is today.
    We have come across many significant changes(very much for the better).
    In the United Kingdom we are STILL Living in pipedreams to the historic angendas that have shaped Black America’s history.
    We share many simlarities in culture.
    IF YOU LOOK AT OUR HISTORY CLOSELY YOU WILL SEE….TELEVISION HAS BEEN THE ONE AGENDA THAT HAS FAILED OUR HISTORY.
    A HISTORY OF CHANGE AND DOCUMENT BY TELEVISION ,IS A CHANGE FOR MANY OTHER POSSIBILTIES THAT COULD BE VERY BENEFICIAL FOR OUR HISTORY AND THIS COUNTRY.
    We as people have to bring the agendas TO OUR POLITICAL POLITICANS; of bringing home the message of people of colour contributing in every single facet of our cultures and society.
    OBAMA MESSEGE. YES WE CAN
    YES WE MUST!!!!!!!!!

  2. Voters might find Runnymede’s series of essays by the three main parties on race equality useful when making their decision on who to vote for: http://www.runnymedetrust.org/projects-and-publications/appg/runnymede-platform.html

    We’ve also posted summaries of the three manifestos on our blog: http://www.runnymedetrust.org/projects-and-publications/appg/parliamentary-blog.html

  3. Many thanks Vicki.

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