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Runnymede signs up to election statement against racist language

23 February 2015


The Runnymede Trust has joined peer organisations in endorsing the Race Equality Matters' Election Statement.

The agreement, entitled Electing Without Prejudice calls on party leaders to ensure that political debate in the run up to the forthcoming General Election is not allowed to descend into prejudice, with discriminatory language.

The aims of the joint statement are to achieve:

  • vigorous debate during the coming election campaigns around the issues facing Britain today;
  • full participation by all involved - candidates, electors and the wider public; and
  • a secure and open atmosphere during election campaigns so that all electors feel able take part in debating the issues, challenging candidates and gaining a proper understanding of their different approaches and proposed solutions;

You can download the full text here: Race Equality Matters' Joint Election Statement: Electing Without Prejudice