Cameron doesn’t love immigrants, he just wants their vote

by Ivano Abbadessa - 2015.01.30
Cameron doesn’t love immigrants, he just wants their vote
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Immigrants will be the real deciding factor in Britain's upcoming general election. There will be 4 million people in England and Wales who were born abroad but now have the right to vote in May's elections: that's an increase of half a million compared to 2010. This record number shows the increasing influence of foreigners on Britain's political future. So much so that, for the first time ever, two constituencies (East Ham and Brent North) will have a majority of voters born outside the UK. In another 25 boroughs they make up more than a third of the electorate and at least one quarter in another 50 seats. Despite these figures, the authors of a report published by the Migrants' Rights Network say that the growing importance of the immigrant vote is largely overlooked by the main political parties. Moreover, there are as many migrants as there are current Ukip supporters, the Eurosceptic and anti-immigration party led by Nigel Farage.

Published in Citizenship.
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