Monday 25 May 2015 11:22 pm

Survation finds minority voters backed Tories in record numbers

The Conservatives won over an unprecedented number of ethnic minority voters in the General Election, according to a new survey from Survation. In a poll conducted for the non-partisan British Future think tank, Survation found that while Labour remains dominant among minority voters with 52 per cent of the vote share, the gap between the two main parties is shrinking dramatically. One-third of ethnic minority voters supported the Conservatives at the ballot box earlier this month, according to the survey. The Liberal Democrats and Greens took five per cent of the ethnic minority vote each, with two per cent voting for UKIP, Survation said. Responding to the results, British Future director Sunder Katwala said: “While David Cameron clearly took a lot of votes from the Lib Dems in the election, he also seems to have extended his party’s appeal to ethnic minority voters too.”