Here are the Tories...
Spelthorne - Kwasi Kwarteng
North West Cambs - Shailesh Vara
Windsor - Adam Afriyie
Bradford West - Zahid Iqbal
Bristol East - Adeela Shafi
Chippenham - Wilfred Emmanuel-Jones
Dulwich and West Norwood - Kemi Adegoke
Gillingham and Rainham - Rehman Chishti
Hammersmith - Shaun Bailey
Hazel Grove - Annesley Abercorn
Maidstone and The Weald - Helen Grant
Reading West - Alok Sharma
Tooting - Mark Clarke
Twickenham - Deborah Thomas
Witham - Priti Patel
Wolverhampton South West - Paul Uppal
Streatham - Rahoul Bhansali
Burnley - Richard Ali
Bermondsey and Old Southwark - Loanna Morrison
Ealing Southall - Gurcharan Singh
Hackney South - Simon Nayyar
Holborn and St Pancras - George Lee
Brent Central - Sachin Rajput
Birmingham Hodge Hill - Shailesh Parekh
Sedgefield - Neil Mahpatra
Bradford East - Mohammed Riaz
Rochdale - Mudasir Dean
North Tyneside - Gagan Mohindra
Manchester Central - Suhail Rahuja
Warley - Jasbir Parmer
Oldham East and Saddleworth - Kashif Ali
Oldham West and Royton - Kamran Ghafoor
Stoke on Trent Central - Norsheen Bhatti
Ashton-under-Lyme - Seema Kennedy
Leigh - Shazia Awan
Makerfield - Itrat Ali
Bootle - Sohaili Quereshi
Liverpool Riverside - Kegang Wu
I would expect at least 13 of them to be elected, the same number elected for Labour in 2005.
In theory, if BME people make up 8% of the electorate each party ought to be fielding 52 candidates. There are still quite a few selections to go, but it is unlikely any of the parties will reach this number. Of course, the key issue is how many of the candidates are selected in safe or winnable seats. The LibDems have only ever had one ethnic minority MP, Parmjit Gill, who won a by election in Leicester South in 2004. Does anyone know if they have any in winnable seats this time? At least the Conservatives and Labour seem to have a ratio of at least one in three standing in winnable seats.
I'm not very much in favour of ghettoising political candidates in groups like this, but seeing as Operation Black Vote appears to be playing party politics with it*, the other side of the story needs to be put.
Let's just hope PinkNews don't get around to doing the same thing! They might get a shock. I have written in the past that in the next Parliament I believe there will be between 20 and 30 openly gay [God I hate that expression] MPs on the Tory benches. I've no idea what the equivalent figures might be for Labour and the LibDems.
* As Sunder Katwala points out in a comment, I have been unfair to OBV. They did similar articles on the Conservatives and the LibDems some time ago. Apologies.