Graph: Labour's Ethnic Vote

This graph shows the percentage of racial groups voting for the Labour Party in three of the last five general elections: 1997, 2001, 2005, 2010, 2014.

1997 was the Tony Blair landslide, with similar results in 2001 and 2005.

The 2010 and 2014 elections saw support for Labour dropping off. The most interesting points are that African support in 2010 was almost the same level as 1997, with almost 80% voting Labour in both years, before dropping off in 2014, and the remarkable slump in the Indian vote, from near 80% in 1997 to under 20%.

At the same time the Pakistan vote, after dropping in 2010 stabilized in 2014. This suggests the rise of inter-ethnic polarization with Hindu and Sikh Indians choosing to leave the Labour Party because of its over-identification with Muslim Pakistanis.

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