‘People of colour amounted to only 4% (approximately 30) of the total elected MEPs – After Brexit reducing to 3% (24)’.
This is according to the European Network Against Racism (ENAR)’s analysis (pdf) on the racial and ethnic representation following the results of the 2019 European Parliament elections.
The analysis shows that:
- There is an increase in ethnic minority representation from the previous mandate
- Ethnic minorities in general and people of colour in particular are widely underrepresented according to estimates of proportion in the European population
- Brexit will have a huge impact. The departure of UK MEPs will greatly reduce representation of racial minorities in the European Parliament.