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Runnymede Platform

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.

Read the most recent publication as part of the Runnymede Platform series, Are we There Yet? A Collection on Race and Conservatism, published with the Demos Progressive Conservatism project in October 2011.

Other past Runnymede Platform work has included a speech and video by David Lammy MP on black fatherhood. In addition, a series of publications were published by each party ahead of the 2010 election, available below.

Runnymede Platform promotes free and exploratory thinking on race, ethnicity and equality. The facts presented and views expressed in speeches and essays in the series are, however, those of the individual authors and not necessarily those of Runnymede.

Liberal Democrat Equalities Minister Lynne Featherstone MP writes the second in our Runnymede Platform series Race Equality and the Liberal Democrats
Conservative MP Dominic Grieve writes the first paper in the Runnymede Platform series, entitled Conservatism and Community Cohesion  
Former communities and local government minister Rt Hon John Denham MP writes the third in the series entitled Labour and Cohesive Communities