Black Votes Matter

Make Votes Matter welcomes Napo members to a discussion event exploring how the current voting system disadvantages minorities, and what can be done to improve that.


The event will take place on Thursday, 11th July (6.00pm - 9.00pm) takes place at the West Indian Cultural Centre, 9 Claendon Road, London N8 0DD MAP

Prominent speakers include journalist Gary Younge (The Guardian), Dr Wanda Wyporska (Executive Director Equality Trust), Comr Olalekan Odedeyi (grassroots activist and founding member of Tees Valley Labour BME forum) and Justina Cruickshank (Vice-Chair of the Electoral Reform Society and member of the LCER executive committee).

Together with Make Votes Matter, the panel will help consider:

  • What's the problem with the current ‘First Past the Post’ voting system?
  • Does the manner of political debate resonate with people from minorities? If not, what puts people off?
  • How can we empower Black communities to increase their political voice? Would a Proportional Representation (PR) system help achieve this?
  • Does PR give extremists more political power - what are the fact

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