The Black Vote



In the first of two programmes on the LONDON mayoral election, Gary Younge examines the challenge that Ken Livingstone presents to the traditional Labour vote and explores the significance of the black and Asian vote - which represents about 25 per cent of the electorate.


With about 25 per cent of eligible voters coming from an ethnic minority background in the LONDON mayoral elections, Gary Younge examines the Asian vote.

In the second of two programmes he asks why it has been lumped together with the black vote for so long.

And what will happen if the established political parties continue to take the vote of this increasingly well-educated and wealthy group for granted?