The 2015 UK General Election will take place on Thursday 7th May 2015. DESIblitz brings you all the Desi candidates who are hoping to be elected.
"There are 159 South Asians hoping to be an MP in the House of Commons."
On Thursday 7th May 2015, people all over the United Kingdom will be casting their votes in the 2015 General Election.
There are 159 Asians hoping to be a Member of Parliament (MP). Of these, 111 are men, and 48 are women.
The Conservatives are fielding the largest number of Asian candidates with 36. They are closely followed by Labour (35) and the Liberal Democrats (32).
UKIP have been garnering much attention for their their anti-immigration rhetoric, but the party is fielding 21 Asian candidates.
There are eight Asian candidates for the Green Party and five Asians are running as Independents. Furthermore, 22 Asian candidates are representing a diverse array of smaller parties.
Find out who the public will be voting for in our Desi Chats Election Special:
Here is the list of all of the Asian candidates for the 2015 UK General Election:
UK Independence Party (UKIP)
Communities United Party
Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition
National Liberal Party (True Liberalism)
Scottish National Party (SNP)
Socialist Labour Party
The Peace Party – Non-violence, Justice, Environment
The Whig Party
Rochdale First Party
Islam Zinda Baad Platform
All People’s Party
Cannabis is Safer than Alcohol
Christian Movement for Great Britain
Young People’s Party
If you want to make your vote count, go along to your local polling station to vote on Thursday 7th May 2015.
DESIblitz would like to wish all those running in the 2015 General Election the best of luck!
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