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In its 2002 research report on voter engagement among BME communities, The Electoral Commission states that 'It is an oversimplification to assume that the presence of BME representatives ensures representation of BME concerns and interests... However the importance of the presence of BME representatives in elected office is clear in terms of giving messages about the openness of the system and encouraging the participation of BME communities'.149 We have not found specific research on different voting systems and their impact on BME voters in the UK.

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