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What is BAME Labour

The Labour Party has long been considered the natural home of BAME (Black, Asian, Minority Ethnic) members. From Labour’s Race Relations Act of 1968, to our previous term in Government where Labour had more MPs from BAME Backgrounds than all the other parties combined. Labour has consistently been at the forefront of championing equality and diversity.

The Labour Party movement Black Sections made history when they campaigned to elect the first four Black MPs to the House of Commons in 1987. They achieved huge successes in increasing Black representation in election positions across the Labour Party. By 1990, Black Sections was integrated into the Labour Party as the Black Socialist Societies, and eventually became BAME Labour as it exists today.

BAME Labour seeks to empower ethnic minority members within all levels of the Labour Party and campaigns for greater representation of ethnic minority communities in public life. It states that it is a democratic organisation that is affiliated to the Labour Party, but politically and organisationally independent.

The organisation consists of a committee elected every two years, and holds a reserved seat on the Labour National Executive Committee (NEC) and four reserved seats on the National Policy Forum (NPF). Organisations affiliated to the Labour Party have the option of affiliating to BAME Labour.

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  • Munetsi Mandere
    commented 2021-01-21 21:49:21 +0000
    New Member but longstanding supporter and believer of the Group and Party Ideals
  • Wasim Yousaf
    commented 2021-01-13 15:40:37 +0000
    I believe this is not Labour Party BAME legitimate website and it has been reported and currently under investigation.
  • Wasim Yousaf
    followed this page 2020-12-16 21:43:52 +0000
  • Wasim Yousaf
    commented 2020-12-16 21:41:13 +0000
    New member, but long standing Labour Party member and former sunderland city council candidate. Why BAME seems to be dead? is this official Labour party BAME or What?
  • Gurbax Singh
    commented 2020-12-09 20:36:30 +0000
    New Member, but long standing Labour party member and local BAME counciller . What’s next from here ?
  • Pal Luthra
    commented 2020-11-13 18:40:18 +0000
    I have paid £5. Can you please confirm my membership
    Pal Luthra
  • Vanessa Shaw
    commented 2020-10-29 11:41:14 +0000
    Now that the antisemitism report has come back are you going to investigate the racism towards black mps. Also stop using BAME to describe us it’s insulting. There are still racists in your party that’s why I can’t vote for Kier and Labour any more it will be the first time in over 30 years.