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Saturday, 26 November 2011

Diversity in Politics: The Challenges of Representation - Question Time at Cambridge Union Society






Main Chamber, Cambridge Union
Monday, 28th November; 7.30-8.30pm
Format: Question Time panel

This forum will discuss the under-representation of ethnic minorities in modern British politics. Panellists will include key campaigners for racial equality and eminent figures from the Labour Party.

Ask our panellists about the challenges which individuals from a BME background continue to face in politics, and about the opportunities which are being put in place in order to promote a more egalitarian Parliament. Presented jointly by the Union and the Cambridge Universities Labour Club.

Panellists:

Zita Holbourne, Black Activists Rising Against Cuts
Simon Woolley, Operation Black Vote
James Mills, Labour Diversity Fund
Yasmin Qureshi MP, Britain's first Muslim woman MP
Rev Rose Hudson-Wilkin, first black woman to be Chaplain to the Speaker of the House of Commons & Chaplain to Queen Elizabeth II

Co-chairs:

Akilah Jeffers, Cambridge Union Society
Richard Johnson, Cambridge Universities Labour Club

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