Equality and Diversity

The Labour Party is the party of equality and seeks to build a society and a world free from all forms of racism, anti-Semitism and Islamophobia.

Together we will be stronger and work towards an equal society.

The Democracy Review recommended that the Labour Party gather data about the ethnic background and disabilities of its members.  This will allow the Party to better understand the diversity of its membership, and ensure it is reflected at local, regional, and national level. If you identify as BAME or disabled, this Equalities Survey will be used to issue your ballots for future elections of BAME and disabled representatives in Labour Party structures. It ensures you will be fully able to participate in shaping the future of the BAME and disability sections and the party. 

The Labour Party Equalities survey was launched last year. Please complete the survey if you haven’t already done so.

You can complete the Equalities Survey here

Impact of Corona virus on BAME communities 

The statistical figure shows more than a third of people in intensive care from coronavirus are from BAME backgrounds which almost triple the proportion of BAME people in the wider population in the UK. According to the Guardian, six in 10 UK health workers killed by Covid-19 are BAME.

On 11th June Scientist for Labour launched a report into the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on (BAME) communities in the UK.

You can watch the full event and read the report following the link below:

Scientist for Labour BAME-and-COVID-19 report  

Labour party is working with Govt closely to identify the issue and leader Keir Starmer also initiated a review to have your say:



Meraz Aziz – BAME Officer – Taunton Deane Constituency Labour Party

Associated BAME Networks

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