Four Nigerians win British Perliamentary seats

Four Nigerians in diaspora, made their country proud in the British election on Thursday, by winning their perliamentry seat election to book a place to the Westminster.

They contested and won their seats to represent different county in the UK’s parliament.

Helen Grant won her seat to represent Maidstone and The Weald while Chuka Umunna won the elections to represent Streatham.

Kate Osamor

Kate Osamor

Kate Osamor won the seat for Edmonton in North London while Chi Onwurah won the seat for New Castle upon Tyne Central.

Osamor, 46 is a trade Union activist, made her debut on the national stage while Helen Grant is a current Conservative Member of Parliament (MP) who was reelected to retain her seat.

In Edmonton, Kate Osamor Who contested under Labour Party, won comfortably. She is taking the reigns from a long standing MP Andy Love by polling 25,388 votes to beat her closest rival, Conservative Tonal Daniels, who got 9,969 votes.

Chuka Umunna

Chuka Umunna

Chuka Umunnah, a shadow Business Secretary from Streatherm swept to victory with 26,474 votes ahead of Conservative candidate, Kim Caddy, who polled 12,540.

Helen Grant

Helen Grant

Helen Grant, the Minister of Sports and Tourism, who contested under Conservative Party, got 22,745 votes to defeat Jasper Gerald of Labour Democrat,that polled 12,036 votes.

Grant was born in Willesden, North London to an English mother and a Nigerian father.

Chi Onwurah

Chi Onwurah

Chi Onwurah of Labour Party, coast home to victory by polling 19,301 votes defeating a distant rival, Simon Kitchen of Conservative Party, who got 6,628 votes.

Onwurah was born in Wallsend, Newcastle upon Tyne, in 1965. Her parents moved to Awka, Ana bras State, Nigeria when she was still a baby. In 1967, years later, civil war broke out, forcing her mother to bring the children back to Newcastle while her father stayed on in the Biuafran army.

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