Engaging with and representing the views of Black, Asian and Ethnic Minority voters is hugely important to the Labour Party – to ensure the views of these communities are not only listened to but are reflected in Labour’s policy making. BAME Coordinators are at the forefront of this, ensuring that people’s views are heard, and BAME people feel welcomed and empowered in the party. A key part of the Coordinator’s role is reaching out and working with those communities in the local area. Through this outreach they’ll be recruiting more members into the Labour Party and – with a bit of training and of course some fun social events – helping those members make the all-important jump from member to activist. At the heart of this role is a sincere aim to help continue to build an inclusive party for BAME members, and the desire to play a leading role in making sure the local party campaigns to win BAME votes at every election.