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Seven Nigerians win election as MPs to U.K Parliament



Seven Nigerians win election as MPs to U.K Parliament

There is elation and excitement in the air among Nigerians in the UK after seven newly elected members of the British Parliament turned out to be politicians with Nigerian heritage.

Among the seven who have broken various forms of historical barriers, such as ethnic, religious and other forms of division to become members of the British Parliament include 49 years old Kate Ofunne Osamor, whose parents are Nigerians, as she was re-elected as Member of Parliament of Edmonton.

Chinyelu Susan “Chi” Onwurah, who has a Nigerian father, was re-elected as the MP representing Newcastle upon Tyne Central constituency while 39-year-old Chuka Umunna, a graduate of Law from the University of Manchester who has been representing Streatham constituency since 2010 was re-elected.

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Another is Fiona Onasanya, a graduate of Law, who now represents Peterborough constituency while Bim Afolami, was elected MP representing Hitchin and Harpenden constituency on the platform of the Conservative Party.

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 while Olukemi Adegoke, Olufunto Badenoch, who describes herself on her website, as being born in Wimbledon and bred up in both Nigeria and the United States, is MP for Saffron Walden constituency.



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  1. seyi jelili

    June 10, 2017 at 10:00 am

    Why deceiving ourselves? Those people don’t even remember Nigeria as their mother home, I see nothing to rejoice about it

    • yanju omotodun

      June 10, 2017 at 12:05 pm

      Same here. It’s not a feat at all. Because their success over there has no correlation with Nigeria success.

      • Animashaun Ayodeji

        June 10, 2017 at 12:09 pm

        God bless you! These people would never be voted in if they have their Nigerian mentality on. Their style of living, reasoning and acting are 100% British, why are we now deciving ourselves celebrating them?

  2. Abeni Adebisi

    June 10, 2017 at 12:15 pm

    The Nigerian media houses are confused and clueless. What nonsense is this? These people have spent all their lives in the U.K. lifting the British flag ?? Without any sense of Nigeria in their head. This people don’t worth our headlines here in Nigeria.


      June 10, 2017 at 1:43 pm

      Rejoice with Nigerians doing great abroad. Forget gum belle

  3. Anita Kingsley

    June 10, 2017 at 1:44 pm

    This cannot happen in Nigeria, I even doubt if it can happen in any African country, if the candidates are not fully from the country, most people will not vote for them. This is why advanced countries are better

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