On 15th November 2023, 81% of MPs did not back the ceasefire in Gaza
Muslims and all people who stand for justice agree that the current political class does not represent us. MPs like these should never get our vote again.
OUR GOAL IS SIMPLE
This election signals a shift – Muslim issues at the forefront. We will no longer tolerate being taken for granted. We are a powerful, united force of 4 million acting in unison.
We are focused on seats where the Muslim vote can influence the outcome. We are here for the long term. In 2024, we will lay the foundations for our community’s political future.
This is a broad community campaign that has deep backing
Civil society organisations, businesses, media outlets, and ally campaigns all move in lockstep with our vision
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We are not just a movement of talk. We mean business
For the first time, the Muslim community has united and is acting as one at the ballot box. And we’ve come well-prepared.
- We have access to funding to drive our impactful campaigns
- We command an audience of 20 million monthly visitors through our affiliated organisations, amplifying our influence.
- Our dedicated volunteers will be coming to a doorstep near you.
We share the data for each constituency and what local community recommendations are for whom they are backing.
We need as many volunteers and expert skillsets as we can get. Join us.
We have wide-ranging support from all factions and hues of the Muslim community
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Frequently asked questions
Are you backing any particular party?
No. We want the Muslim voice heard across the political spectrum - on issues like Palestine and much more. Beyond this, we look to create viable grassroots political infrastructure in our communities. We are open to engaging with all from all political persuasions who want to genuinely work with us.
Are you telling me who to vote for?
Our focus at The Muslim Vote is about working towards unity and coordination across our community. Importantly - that means respecting and empowering local communities.
In Muslim-heavy areas we are tapped into the local community leadership and local organisations. We let them decide who they want to back. We simply reflect that on our website once the consensus candidate is clear.
We personally may or may not even agree with the choice - but we will be true to our stated methodology: respect and report local decisions on our website.
Is this a political party?
No, we are a loose collective. Our principal aims are to educate and mobilise at the grassroots.
How do I know I can trust you?
Our supporting organisations enjoy the support of millions of Muslims all over the country. We are a collective of the grassroots.
What does success look like in 2024?
We are ambitious but realistic. 2024 is the first time the Muslim community is organising - and this alone is a big victory for future elections. Ultimately success is that the Muslim vote acts as one and emphatically supports those who backed the ceasefire and protests against those who did not.
What about if none of the MPs in my area support Palestine?
Our philosophy is really simple: if none of the candidates are pro-Palestine, pro-peace, then we need to work harder to convince them otherwise. Alternative parties typically will back these stances however, so in almost all seats you should be able to vote for at least someone. Contact us for training on how to lobby your local candidates.
Do you speak for all Muslims?
We are a very broad collective and so enjoy the support of a huge portion of the Muslim community. Do we speak for every last Muslim? No. Is there diversity of views within our collective? Yes. But one thing we are all united on is that the Muslim vote matters and it needs to be taken seriously by the UK’s political class.
Is this a religious campaign?
This is not a religious campaign - it is a political one.
We are not religious scholars - we are not here to sermonise. We are here to talk about civil rights and policies and give advisory guidance in a non-judgemental way to our audience.
If you want to disagree with our advisory guidance - that’s also cool. It doesn’t make you any less Muslim. We do however always encourage you to engage in the political process. Muslims must be engaged across the political spectrum - not absent from it.
Of course, all of us are inspired by our Islamic faith in being good citizens and standing up for our community (Muslim and non-Muslim), but the TMV is simply a campaign to effect political change on issues that affect Muslims. We seek broad support from all allies - of all persuasions.