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Black Farmer ploughs Election Battlefield

Portrait by Harry Borden

Wilfred Emmanuel-Jones

Wilfred Emmanuel-Jones otherwise known as  ‘the Black farmer’ writes a courageous piece in today’s Guardian about his experiences during the 2010 election standing as a Black Conservative in a blue rinse constituency.  It is not the first time that he’s put his head above the parapet or stood up for what he believed.

In the piece ‘My black and blue battle’ he argues that there is a place in the modern Conservative party to celebrate ones’ racial identity, as well as one’s political identity.  He also suggests in that every cabinet Minister should have a young black person shadow them in government.  This follows a pledge by the Chancellor George Osborne during the 2010 election campaign to have shadowing scheme in every government department funded by the government and administered by OBV.

The article will upset some of the Tory grassroots and leadership, but also give ammunition to critics that contend that the Conservative party has moved forward, but not far enough.

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  1. Well done for all you’ve done. You were fighting for a very difficult seat. your efforts has definitely inspired a lot of young black people.

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