Chuka Harrison Umunna, Helen Grant, Chi Onwurah and Kate Osamor

Chuka Harrison Umunna, Helen Grant, Chi Onwurah and Kate Osamor

Four Nigerians Win Election Into British Parliament


Four Nigerian-born Britons (three Nigerian women and one man) were yesterday elected as members of the British Parliament. They represent both major rival British parties – Labour and Conservatives..

They are Chuka Harrison Umunna, Helen Grant, Chi Onwurah and Kate Osamor.

Chuka Harrison Umunna, Helen Grant, Chi Onwurah and Kate Osamor

Chuka Harrison Umunna, Helen Grant, Chi Onwurah and Kate Osamor

Umunna, the  Labour Party Shadow Business Secretary was re-elected to represent  Streatham .He is aged 36 and was first elected in 2010.

Grant, 53, is also returning to the parliament  but on the platform of the Conservative Party.

She is representing  Maidstone and The Weald in Kent and the current Minister for Sport, Tourism & Equalities. Grant is the Conservatives’ first female black MP.

Onwurah  was re-elected  by her constituents in Newcastle upon Tyne Central  on the  ticket of the  Labour Party.

She was  first elected in 2010 to replace Jim Cousins, who decided to step down .

Osamor is also of the Labour Party  and she is representing Edmonton constituency in London.

Meanwhile, another Nigerian-born Dr.Benjamin Ola Akande was yesterday named  the 21st president of the 164-year-old Westminster College in Fulton, Missouri,USA.

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