Race, ethnicity, immigration and the British general election

2017-05-05T04:18:02Z (GMT) by Jupp, James
The 2005 election in Britain saw Labour under Tony Blair lose 47 seats, yet still comfortably retain Government. This article explores the influence of immigration issues and ethnic communities’, voting patterns on the election outcomes. It concludes that Labour was able to neutralise public concern about the management of immigration by introducing a series of control measures prior to the election. Copyright. Monash University and the author/s