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UK Election Results: 2 Nigerians Voted Into The Parliament

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Two  Nigerians Women have been elected into the UK parliament after Thursday’s election.

Naija News Understands that both female parliamentarians retained their constituencies, having secured victory in the 2015 general election. the first lady is Boris Johnson’s Minister for Children and Families, Kemi Badenoch.

While the second is a lady is Chi Onwurahe, A 54-year-old  Shadow Minister (department for business, energy and industrial strategy) (Industrial Strategy). She contested in 2010 under the Labour Party and got elected as the Member of Parliament for Newcastle upon Tyne Central, replacing the previous Labour MP Jim Cousins, who decided to step down. She is Newcastle’s first black MP.

Naija News learnt that Kemi who contested the election on the platform of the Conservatives while expressing her gratitude to her constituents, who voted for her promised to serve everyone for the next five years.

Badenoch via her verified Twitter handle said, “I’m grateful to the nearly 40,000 people who put their trust in me yesterday. Being your MP is a privilege. I’m proud not just to have won your vote, but to have increased the majority to 27,500! However you voted, I‘ll be working hard for you over the next 5 years!”

She represents the Saffron Walden constituency in the parliament.

See her tweet:

I’m grateful to the nearly 40,000 people who put their trust in me yesterday. Being your MP is a privilege. I’m proud not just to have won your vote, but to have increased the majority to 27,500! However you voted, I‘ll be working hard for you over the next 5 years!

However, Chi Onwurahe was elected on the platform of Labour party as Member of Parliament for Newcastle.

See her tweet below:

 

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