engage magazine issue 004 \'07 - Page 36

Special Focus The Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic Faces of British Politics 2007 n Only 15 BAME MP’s out of 646 in the House of Commons; n 13 are Labour and 2 are Conservative representing 2% of the House. Is this reflective of the UK voting/ working-age population? Recent statistics show that the ethnic minority share of the working-age population is increasing, reaching 3.26 million or 9.3% of the 35.2 million people of working age in 2004. Is it time to engage in the political process? Engage presents the opinions of young BAME people and profiles current and future BAME politicians...