To win majorities in future, the party needs more MPs like Paul Uppal—a state-educated Sikh entrepreneur who cut across class and ethnic lines to snatch the seat of Wolverhampton South West from Labour.
In an away day for Tory MPs, Mr. Uppal:
Reported a perception among ethnic minorities that Conservatives are “disengaged” from their concerns
I shall let you read the Economist article and form your own view. For me, the article prompted a bigger question:
Will the Conservatives be able to retain their voters from the 2010 election?
For me, David Cameron’s Government is possibly “disengaged” across the existing Tory heartland, as well – and that’s a far larger potential problem. See my blog “Winners and Losers in David Cameron’s Society?”.
- David Cameron’s race problem (economist.com)
- Bagehot: David Cameron’s race problem (economist.com)
- Patronising elderly ‘like racist abuse’ – Telegraph (dralfoldman.wordpress.com)
- Big Society guru quits: David Cameron loses his closest adviser (mirror.co.uk)
- Where are the voters who will turn David Cameron into a winner in 2015? (blogs.telegraph.co.uk)
- Is David Cameron more yellow than blue? (telegraph.co.uk)
- Black and Ethnic Minority voting results: The good and bad news for the Lib Dems (solutionfocusedpolitics.wordpress.com)