Rainbow Book will reflect the progress of minority representation in the Houses of Parliament….reports Asian Lite News
Mr Keith Vaz MP, country’s most senior British-Asian politician, will edit Rainbow Book, which documents every minority-ethnic MP, MEP or Peer ever elected or appointed to Parliament.
The book will reflect the progress of minority representation in the Houses of Parliament. Speaker John Bercow and Lord Speaker Lord Speaker join a photoshoot at Houses of Parliament with all the black and minority ethnic Members of Parliament and Members of the House of Lords for the cover of the book.
“The progress in improving the level of minority representation in the Houses of Parliament has been remarkable during the 28 years in which I have been an MP.
When myself, Bernie Grant, Diane Abbott and Paul Boateng were elected in 1987, we alone represented the minority representation in the House of Commons,” said Mr Vaz, MP from Leicester East since 1987 . “Today, we have a record 41 Members of Parliament from minority backgrounds.
“We can be so proud of this achievement. Of course, there is still more work to be done, but this photograph will immortalise the victory of progression over the past, and the modern face of British politics.”