POLES IN THE UK

Can UK Poles change the course of upcoming elections? Yes, they can!

Polish ExpressPolish Express logo

Can UK Poles change the course of upcoming elections? Yes, they can!

According to British media, Poles in the UK have a unique opportunity to show their impact on British political scene. The statistics claim that almost half a million Poles are to cast their votes in this year’s elections.

Potential of Polish votes has been recognized by some of the most important British media. BBC has recently published an ample article entitled “Poles seeking to get their voices heard” which describes to what extent has Poles managed to influence the British political scene so far.

The survey conducted by Polish City Club and Ipsos Mori showed that 72% of Poles in the UK intend to participate in the upcoming elections. Such a significant potential turnout is certainly due to huge campaigns conducted by several Polish media and organizations: almost 100 thousands leaflets have been distributed on the streets, Polish Professionals, New Europeans and Polish City Club organizations have been actively encouraging members of Polish diaspora to participate in local as well as EU elections, and Polish Express Newspaper has been running  Polaku głosuj! campaign which aim was to introduce the Poles to voting procedures.

The campaigns in mention prove that Poles are getting more and more active participants of the British political debate. George Byczynski, the leader of Polish Professionals, an organization which helps Poles working in the UK, cited in the BBC article claims that the upcoming elections will be the ones in which Poles will participate in largest numbers.

Regardless of the actual turnout, the impact Polish activist have already made on British media is huge and will certainly help to build the positive image of Polish diaspora in the UK.

Chcesz się z nami podzielić czymś, co dzieje się blisko Ciebie? Wyślij nam zdjęcie, film lub informację na: [email protected]

Chcesz na bieżąco czytać o wydarzeniach w UK? Pobierz aplikację Polish Express News na Androida i iOS.
Materiał chroniony prawem autorskim. Kopiowanie i publikowanie wyłącznie za zgodą wydawcy.


Podobne artykuły

Poles live on benefits - myth busted! Poles contribute strongly to the British economy

Poles live on benefits - myth busted! Poles contribute strongly to the British economy

British populist politicians have recently gained a lot from fuelling the hostility towards Poles and immigrants from other CEE countries. The hyped opposition towards immigration also affected the June...

Polish Season in the UK

Polish Season in the UK

The Polish Season in the UK is a festival of Polish art, culture and heritage and it will begin in May 2009, and last through May 2010.

Around 500,000 Polish migrants will stay in Britain

Around 500,000 Polish migrants will stay in Britain

Around 500,000 Polish migrants will stay and work in Britain despite the recession, it was claimed today. Many Polish workers had been expected to leave Britain and return home this year as the economic...

Do you have a Packaged Bank Account? See how you can get up to £ 4,500 back!

Do you have a Packaged Bank Account? See how you can get up to £ 4,500 back!

Every person which has a bank account can be charged with unused and unnecessary services, for which the bank charges fees. In this guide, you will learn how to save on accounts of Packaged Bank Account...

Dagmara Przybysz was plagued before her death – and the police and school gloss over the racism shown towards the Polish Girl

Dagmara Przybysz was plagued before her death – and the police and school gloss over the racism shown towards the Polish Girl

The parents of 16-year-old Dagmara Przybysz are still suffering over their daughter’s tragic death in the UK. And the truth about the tragic events of May last year does not seem likely to be explained....

Poles do not steal British jobs says IPPR, UK’s leading research think tank

Poles do not steal British jobs says IPPR, UK’s leading research think tank

Following a national row over Poles taking British jobs and undercutting wages, the Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR) has published a new study suggesting that European migration since EU expansion...

The British woke up when the Polish begun to leave the UK

The British woke up when the Polish begun to leave the UK

The movement is not intense yet, though it has been noticed that the Polish have been gradually leaving. While it is not, and may not ever become a wave, local businesspeople have sounded the alarm. They...

Polish sex business in the UK

Polish sex business in the UK

As an old Polish proverb says, no job is beneath you. You’re in great luck if you do what you like and get paid for it. Not all emigrants work beneath their qualifications and not all of them equate working...

A Pole living in London says what to keep in mind when seeking British citizenship

A Pole living in London says what to keep in mind when seeking British citizenship

Since the Brexit referendum more and more Poles living in the United Kingdom are considering a return to Poland – the situation that Polish government would certainly be happy to applaud. However the significant...

The 10 WORST employers in the UK – check out how YOUR employer rates!

The 10 WORST employers in the UK – check out how YOUR employer rates!

We all complain about our bosses – we tend to perceive them as born evil, true monsters preying on our labour in exchange for poor wages. But are we really so unfortunate? It appears that others do have...


Ta strona używa plików cookie. Kontynuując przeglądanie witryny, wyrażasz zgodę na ich używanie przez nasz serwis. Dodatkowo kiedy odwiedzasz naszą stronę, wstępnie wybrane firmy mogą odczytywać i korzystać z określonych informacji zapisanych na Twoim urządzeniu, aby wyświetlać odpowiednie reklamy bądź spersonalizowane treści. Dowiedz się więcej.OK