Seven Nigerians Elected Into UK Parliament

By Ikenga Chronicles June 10, 2017

Seven Nigerians Elected Into UK Parliament

Luck came the way of seven Nigerians, when the electorates in the United Kingdom (UK) considered them as competent to represent them at the parliament in the UK.

The Nigerians re-elected into the parliament in the UK are: Kemi Badenoch (Saffron Walden); Chuka Umunna (Streatham); Kate Osamor (Edmonton); Bim Afolami (Hitchin and Harpenden); Fiona Onasanya (Peterborough); Helen Grant (Maidstone and The Weald) and Chi Onwurah (Newcastle).

It was gathered that Onwurah contested under the platform of the Labour party and emerged victorious with 24,071 votes to floor Tory candidate, Steve Kyte, who only got 9, 134 votes.

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On her part, the 38-year-old Umunna who contested the election under the umbrella of the Labour Party, became winner of the election to continue to represent Streatham which she had represented since 2008.

The 52-year-old Onwurah is a first member of the parliament in the Newcastle, while 48-year-old Osamor got elected under the platform of LP.

Badenoch who is 38 years of age got elected on the platform of the Conservative Party. She was the deputy leader of the Labour Group on Cambridgeshire until her re-election, Onasanya contested on the platform of the Labour Party.

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The 55-year-old Grant who has been representing Maidstone and The Weald since 2010 remains the first black to emerge as a member of the parliament from the Conservative Party.

Afolami who is of the Conservative Party also won re-election.