Parliamentarians should go beyond ethnic borders

Priyanca Radhakrishnan –

There has been much ado over representation in the mainstream media recently, especially since the Labour Party list was announced.

The diversity debate lies simmering just beneath the surface, rearing its head during election years.

Phrases like ‘Identity Politics’ are bandied about, while some call for ethnic representation. Others claim that merit is more important.

Candidates should be there because they have earned it – as though one cannot be both competent and ‘ethnic’ and a woman, all at the same time.

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