Chinese for Labour will be celebrating the Year of the Horse with its Annual Gala Chinese New Year Banquet on Monday, February 10, 2014 at the Phoenix Palace Restaurant, Glentworth Street, London NW1 5PG.
Keynote Speakers – Rt Hon Ed Balls MP, Shadow Chancellor and Chuka Umunna MP, Shadow Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills.
With the 2015 General Election fast approaching, this is the time to hear from Ed and Chuka what an incoming Labour Government will do in its first year in Government.
With the numbers of ethnic-minority voters exceeding the electoral majorities of sitting members of parliament in 168 constituencies, it is being suggested that minorities hold the key to the outcome of Britain's next general election, in 2015. Britain's ethnic-Chinese population, meanwhile, has reached almost half a million, and Chinese voters exceed in number the MP's majority in 36 seats. Political parties may well decide it is time to attend more to their interests.
In an era of no outright winners and coalition fudges, those 36 seats might mean the difference between power and limping along in opposition for five long years. Sitting MPs, fearful for their survival, now have to target communities within communities. There could be some interesting horse-trading with Chinese constituents.