The lead candidate for the Green Party in the North West region in the European Elections is urging members of the Asian community to make sure they vote.

Gina Dowding said the Green Party was considered by the Asian community as a worthy option when they vote on Thursday. 

She said, “The Green Party is proud to celebrate diversity, and the rich contribution that people from BAME backgrounds have made to our society.In the UK we’ve been the leaders in challenging the toxic rhetoric directed against migrants, and the Home Office’s Hostile Environment, which has damaged and threatened lives.

“We’ve campaigned hard for asylum-seekers to be allowed to work, for an end to immigration detention and against the harsh family visa rules.

“Over the past five years, Greens have campaigned hard in the European Parliament for improved rights for national, racial, ethnic, religious and linguistic minorities within the EU.

“That’s why we’re campaigning for concrete changes that will transform lives. Greens across Europe are uniting to call for a guaranteed minimum income for everyone in the European Union.

"This figure will be stand at 60% of the median national income, currently £17,040 in the UK – helping 14 million people, a disproportionate percentage of them from BAME communities.

“We are also developing new initiatives to support BAME businesspeople and to widen their trading links within Europe, and beyond.”

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