Labour Party Launches Labour Indians To Strengthen Ties With UK’s Indian Diaspora

Featured & Cover Labour Party Launches Labour Indians To Strengthen Ties With UK's Indian Diaspora

The UK’s Opposition Labour Party has introduced a new diaspora organization, Labour Indians, to enhance its outreach to British Indians and fortify connections with India in anticipation of forthcoming general elections in both countries.

The inauguration took place at the Houses of Parliament complex, London. The newly formed group seeks to bolster engagement with the 1.8-million-strong Indian diaspora residing in the UK.

The launch was spearheaded by David Lammy, the party’s shadow foreign secretary. Reflecting on his recent visit to India, Lammy shared on X, “My recent visit to India reminded me of the wealth of culture and opportunity across the country – and the huge potential of our relationship moving forward.”

Labour Indians, chaired by Krish Raval and supported by British-Indian vice-chairs Councillor Shama Tatler and Kanishka Narayan, Labour’s prospective parliamentary candidate from Wales, aims to bridge the gap between the party and the British-Indian communities.

Nikita Ved, co-founder of the British Indian think tank 1928 Institute and associated with Labour Indians, emphasized the organization’s adaptability and focus on addressing the evolving needs of progressive British-Indians.

This initiative follows the recent appointment of a dedicated India Engagement Organiser by the Labour Party, specifically tasked with engaging the 1.8-million-strong Indian diaspora in preparation for the general elections later this year.

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