First Non-White PM Will Be Tory, Says Cameron
The Conservative leader courts the ethnic minority vote after previous poor performance in winning support among this group.
10:26, UK,Saturday 25 April 2015 By Anushka Asthana, Political Correspondent
The Conservatives only won 16% of the non-white vote in 2010
David Cameron has claimed the Conservative party will give Britain its first non-white Prime Minister, as he tries to appeal to ethnic minority voters who shunned his party in 2010.
The Prime Minister announced ambitions to boost the number of police recruits from minority backgrounds to 20% by 2020 – and promised that they would make up one in five Tory candidates in retirement seats in the next election.
“We’re the party of the first female Prime Minister. The party of the first Jewish Prime Minister.
“And I know that, one day, we’re going to be the party of the first black or Asian Prime Minister,” he said during a speech in Croydon Central – a marginal Tory constituency in south London.