Elaine Byrne: Multicultural Tory leadership contest shows up ‘shocking’ Rwanda refugee plan

Although six of the ten original candidates for the leadership of the Conservative Party are of an ethnic minority, it seems the emphasis on mobility does not extend to those seeking refuge in Britain today

Rishi Sunak, who is currently the frontrunner for the role of Tory leader. Forbes has estimated his net worth at an eye-watering £4.4 billion. Picture: Getty

The race to replace Boris Johnson as leader of the British Conservative Party is distinctly multicultural. Of the ten originally declared candidates, six are members of an ethnic minority, which raises an interesting question – why do so many from an immigrant background rise to the top?

The most distinct party leadership contest in British political history is largely due to reforms David Cameron, the former prime minister, introduced in 2005. The then Tory leader ...