Less than 5 in 10 Asians to vote in May 6 UK poll

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London, Apr.19 (ANI): Just forty-four percent of Asians said they would vote on May 6, a poll for digital radio station BBC Asian Network found.

According to the Daily Express, people of Indian origin are reportedly the most enthusiastic (51 percent), followed by Bangladeshis (39 percent) and Pakistanis (38 percent), as far as casting their votes is concerned.

Research by the BBC Asian Network found there were more Asian candidates standing for the main parties than ever before - 89 compared to 68 in 2005.

But according to the poll, only 15 percent of Asian voters will vote for an Asian candidate, with four in 10 believing that Britain will never have an Asian Prime Minister.

The survey also found that 56 percent of Asians believe the elected Prime Minister should be tougher on immigration.

Most have chosen Gordon Brown as Prime Minister again (35 percent) ahead of Conservative leader David Cameron (28 percent) and Lib Dem leader Nick Clegg (eight percent). (ANI)

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