Onasanya, Afolami, Osamor, four other Nigerians win seats in UK’s Parliament


Seven of the politicians elected into British Parliament – five females and two males – are Nigerians.
There are five females and two males.
One of them is 52-year-old Chinyelu Susan “Chi” Onwurah.
She was re-elected as the MP representing Newcastle upon Tyne Central constituency.
Born on April 12, 1965, Chi was first elected on the platform of Labour Party in 2010 when she became Newcastle’s first-ever black MP and she became Shadow Minister for Business, Innovation and Skills, as well as Shadow Minister for Culture, Media and Sports two years ago.
Also re-elected is 39-year-old lawyer, Chuka Umunna.
He read Law at the University of Manchester and has been representing Streatham constituency since 2010.
Forty-nine-year-old Kate Ofunne Osamor, whose parents are Nigerians, was re-elected from Edmonton.
She read Third World Studies at the University of East London, got elected on Labour platform in May, 2015 and was appointed Shadow Secretary of State for International Development in June, 2016.
Helen Grant, who made history in 2010 as the first black woman to be elected as MP on the ticket of the Conservative Party, won again this time to represent Maidstone and The Weald constituency.
Another graduate of Law, Fiona Onasanya, was elected to represent Peterborough constituency.
Also elected on the platform of the Conservative Party is Bim Afolami.
He will represent Hitchin and Harpenden Constituency.
Thirty-seven-year-old Kemi Badenoch, who was raised in Nigeria and the United States (U.S.), is a graduate of Engineering and Law.
The mother of one daughter represents Saffron Walden Constituency.


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