How do Arabs in the UK participate in political life?

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British Arabs or Arabs in the UK are rarely acknowledged as their own identity, often subsumed under the wider umbrella of British Muslims. The 2021 UK census was, in fact, the first time the nationwide survey provided a tickbox for “Arab” under its ethnicity question, a hugely important data-gathering exercise for decision-making around service delivery. Generally, there’s little research on UK Arabs and not much to discern their involvement in political life or political representation. Aside from ethnic representation, whether the community’s needs are reflected in policy or their main conc…

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