Are Conservative policies inherently racist?

Severe homelessness among minority ethnic communities has risen much faster than in the general population in the last three years, an analysis by Labour has found.

In figures described as a national disgrace by the shadow housing minister, John Healey, those suffering from the worst category – unintentionally homeless and in priority need – are disproportionately from black and Asian communities.

Labour said that among those households defined as black, the numbers rose to 2,190 households in the second quarter of this year – an increase of 21% compared with three years ago – while among those defined as Asian, it increased to 1,210 households in the same period, or 33%.

Among the general population, there was an increase from 12,890 households registered in the second quarter of 2012 to 13,850 households in the same quarter of 2015 – an increase of 7%.

Healey, who highlighted the figures on the Department for Communities and Local Government website, said homelessness overall has risen by a third since David Cameron became prime minister and minority ethnic groups have been particularly badly affected.

Source: UK homelessness rising faster among minority ethnic groups, Labour says | Society | The Guardian

Join the Vox Political Facebook page.

If you have appreciated this article, don’t forget to share it using the buttons at the bottom of this page. Politics is about everybody – so let’s try to get everybody involved!

Vox Political needs your help!
If you want to support this site
but don’t want to give your money to advertisers)
you can make a one-off donation here:

Donate Button with Credit Cards

Buy Vox Political books so we can continue
fighting for the facts.

Health Warning: Government! is now available
in either print or eBook format here:

HWG PrintHWG eBook

The first collection, Strong Words and Hard Times,
is still available in either print or eBook format here: