Labour has worse record than Lib Dems or Tories with BME selections in held seats

This from The Independent rather surprised me when it comes to the diversity of Parliamentary selections in the Conservative, Labour and Liberal Democrat parties:

BME selections - Labour party

Hence the headline the newspaper put on its figure: “Labour shuns black and Asian candidates in ‘winnable’ seats”.

Of course, the 10% Lib Dem figure is based on only one selection – a reminder that these figures should not be a reason for complacency when it comes to improving the party’s diversity.