What is MCB's Election Strategy?|
In the forthcoming general election increased numbers of Muslims will be eligible to vote - many as first time voters because of the youth weighted demographic profile of the community. Coupled with some of the highest voter-participation rates, British Muslims represent an increasingly important constituency on the British political landscape.
As part of its remit to serve the community, MCB will encourage British Muslims to actively participate in the General Elections. It will also highlight issues that every politician and party should consider for the next five years.
Will MCB endorse a particular political party? Will it encourage Muslims to vote in any particular way?
No. The Muslim Council of Britain is a non-partisan umbrella organization. Its constitution forbids it from endorsing any particular party. Instead, the MCB will encourage Muslims to vote, and will help the British Muslim voter make choices according to the issues at hand.
Will the MCB try to channel the Muslim vote in any particular way?
No. MCB encourages British Muslim voters to vote according to the issues at hand. It will highlight issues that concern us as a community. In many respects the needs and aspirations of Britain's Muslim community are no different from those of our fellow citizens - whatever their beliefs or backgrounds. Concerns about health and education, national prosperity and fairness in international relations are common to us all.