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black Conservatives
   Which major political party has been most accessible to people from ethnic minorities has been the subject of much debate. In 1987, four black Labour MPs became the first to be elected to Parliament for sixty years, despite the fact that more than 5 percent of Britain’s population is black. The first black Conservative MP, Nirj Deva, was not elected to Parliament until 1992, but he did go on to become a minister before he lost his seat in May 1997. John Taylor, a barrister, was confronted with racist opposition in his attempts to be selected as candidate for Cheltenham in 1992. An embarrassed John Major elevated him to the House of Lords.
   MIKE STORRY

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