Politics and Participation
Improving the lives of ethnic minorities in Britain requires research on and engagement in politics. We have produced a briefing and film on ethnic minority voting behaviour, and are also a partner of www.ethnicpolitics.org, summarising the best evidence on ethnic minority political behaviour and attitudes in Britain.
Runnymede undertakes a range of parliamentary work focusing on engaging politicians and policy makers on race equality issues.
Runnymede Platform aims to create a space in which senior political figures of all parties can discuss issues in race equality, with critical comment from the academic community. Recent contributors have included higher education minister David Lammy MP, shadow justice secretary Dominic Grieve MP and Liberal Democrat equalities spokesperson Lynne Featherstone MP.
Runnymede currently acts as secretariat for the All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Race and Community. We believe that an active APPG is essential in providing parliamentarians access to top-level discussion on race equality.
Runnymede also engages with parliamentarians on a range of other issues including education, criminal justice and unemployment.