UK General Election: British Muslims Ignored by Labor, Tories

Will Gaza be a deciding factor for many British Pakistanis, Bangladeshis in 2024 polls, as Muslim vote didn't matter to Sunak & Starmer's election campaigns?

UK General Election: British Muslims Ignored by Labor, Tories

In this episode of NWG, host Rabia Mehmood talks with Suddaf Chaudry, an Emmy and Peabody Award-winning investigative journalist. Suddaf, whose work has appeared, among others, in Al Jazeera English, CNN, and The Independent, discusses the unexpected announcement of UK snap elections.

Conservative Prime Minister Rishi Sunak's decision to hold elections on July 4th surprised many, as they were expected in early 2025 or fall 2024. Suddaf shares insights on Sunak's declining poll ratings, the political landscape, and the voting intentions of the Pakistani diaspora. They also cover key voter issues, such as the challenges posed by the economic situation, the National Health Service (NHS), the UK's support for Israel's war in Gaza, and the discriminatory immigration policy.

Chaudry explains how the Muslim and Pakistani communities in the UK feel betrayed by the government's disregard for the citizens' view of Palestine.

Tune in to also learn more about the election's implications and the rise of independent candidates appealing to voters who feel ignored by mainstream parties.