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Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) communities and the Labour movement

Labour has a long history of championing the rights of Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) people across our country. But there’s still a long way to go — and we’ll only get there if all of our voices are heard. Find out more about what we stand for and how you can lead the way with Labour.

NEC BAME Representative 

The National Executive Committee (NEC) is the governing body of the Labour Party, overseeing the overall direction of the party and the policy-making process. It sets strategic objectives on an annual basis and meets regularly to review the work of the party.

The BAME NEC representative ensures the voices of BAME members contributes to the work of the NEC.

Currently, BAME members of the Labour Party will have the chance to elect a new BAME NEC representative.

Only members who have self-identified will receive a ballot.


As well as electing a BAME representative, the party will also be electing two other CLP representatives to the Party’s National Executive Committee (NEC).
Detailed procedures, the election timetable, and further information on both positions can be found on the Governance & Legal Hub


Labour’s Equalities Survey 

We want to gather information about the diversity of our hugely expanded membership, so we can harness that diversity, and create a mass movement that can transform our society.

To stand as a candidate and vote in the NEC BAME Representative election, you will need to self-identify as Black, Asian or Ethnic Minority on the Labour Party’s Equalities Form by 14 February

Equalities Survey  Equalities Survey FAQs


Labours Race and Faith manifesto

In 2019, Jeremy Corbyn launched Labour’s Race and Faith Manifesto. It places equality at the heart of our plan for government and will start to right the wrongs against those who continue to be treated unfairly due to their race, ethnicity, and faith.

"Labour is the party of equality. We are built on the values of social justice, internationalism and human rights. Each are rooted in the fundamental truth that whatever your background, wherever you are from, whatever your faith or religious belief, you should have the means and opportunity to fulfil your potential."

Dawn Butler and Jeremy Corbyn

Our Race and Faith Manifesto covers a variety of areas, including the following.

  • Historical Injustices
  • Climate Justice
  • Economic Empowerment
  • Brexit and Valuing Migrants
  • Stronger, Safer and Respected Communities
  • Inclusive Public Services
  • Representation in Public Life

Read our Race and Faith Manifesto

How to get involved in the Party

Labour is made up of over half a million members, determined to transform Britain for the many, not the few. We hope that you get to know your local party, campaign with us on the issues you care about and make sure your voice is heard in our movement. Find out how you can get involved as a member of the Labour Party.

Take the next step with us

Read our manifesto, join an affiliated society, or take on a leadership role with the Labour Party. Explore the ways you can get involved, below.

The Race and Faith Manifesto

Read our Race and Faith Manifesto to see what Labour will do in government.

Join an affiliated society

Our affiliated societies all campaign across specific areas. Find out more.

The Bernie Grant Leadership Programme

Take the next step to become a leader of our movement, through our dedicated training programme.

The Jo Cox Leadership Programme

We're investing in a new generation of women leaders in our movement. Find out more.

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