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An election to end all elections?

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No, there are not too many elections. Elections are about the people exercise their right in a democracy and we must all endeavour to go out on June 8th and vote in this very interesting election.

Though billed as an election to determine who is the best candidate to lead Britain into the Brexit, none of the leaders have been able to explain to us what a soft or hard Brexit is about and we are none the wiser how it will affect us.

Tim Farron: A Britain where everyone is treated fairly

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Liberal Democrats believe that every person is entitled to the same opportunity to succeed in life. That means breaking down the barriers that hold people back, fighting discrimination and defending individuals against an overreaching government. We strive for a country that is welcoming and open-minded. One that is optimistic, that rejects prejudice and embraces diversity.

Jeremy Corbyn: Why BAME voters should vote Labour

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Of all the political parties, the Labour party has the longest and proudest history of tackling race inequality in the UK, and long may it continue. 

Political leaders make final plea to BME voters

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The political leaders have responded to you!

The collective work of 20 BME organisations, which has included writing a race equality manifesto; undertaking research highlighting the power of the Black vote; and the voter registration campaign with OBV’s media partner, Saatchi & Saatchi, has ensured many more thousands have engaged and registered to vote, along with persuading political leaders to directly respond to BME issues.

From Stratford to Havard: Let’s send Isaiah there

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A UCL undergraduate, originally from Stratford, has launched a crowd funding campaign to help him raise enough money to spend a year studying at Harvard.

Isaiah Wellington-Lynn, of African-Caribbean descent, has been offered a place on Harvard’s prestigious Visiting Undergraduate Student Class of 2018 programme. However, the source of funding that he was relying on has now unfortunately fallen through, meaning that he has to try to raise £64,000 by June 8th.

Reena Ranger: OBV Alumnus Standing for Election

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Reena Ranger, along with Tanmanjeet Dhesi and Marsha DeCordova, is an OBV alumnus-having been involved with OBV for many years, is nowstanding as a Prospective Parliamentary Candidate.  Reena is the Conservative candidate for Birmingham Hall Green, hoping to take the seat back from Labour on June 8th.

 

Croydon Voter Registration Campaign A Success

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Last Thursday 18th May, OBV, with the support of Croydon Council, hosted a voter registration campaign in Croydon. 

Along with an ad van plastered with a 48 sheet poster, we took to various locations in Croydon to meet and engage with the borough’s citizens, including Market Square, Croydon College and Thornton Heath High Street. 

Call to sack Hopkins, as she calls for ‘Final Solution’

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The bigoted self-publicist may have just played her last card in her wretched race hatred game.

As a nation is traumatised by the truly shocking events in Manchester in which a suicide bomber killed 22 and injured 59, Katie Hopkins used her massive public platform to give a rallying call for genocide. 

Speaking directly to TV host Peter Scholfield via twitter Hopkins posted :

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