Three women with Nigerian root who contested for seats to represent their constituencies in UK’s parliament have won their elections.
Helen Grant won the seat for Member of Parliament representing Maidstone and The Weald claiming 45% of the votes. She is a British Conservative Party politician and solicitor and the current Minister for Sport, Tourism and Equalities. She was born to British Mother and Nigerian father.
Kate Osamor won the seat for Member of Parliament representing Edmonton in North London claiming 61% of the votes. She is a British Labour Party politician and has worked for the NHS for over 15 years, and is currently working as a GP Practice Manager at an Enfield GP Surgery. She was born to Nigerian parents.
Chi Onwurah won the seat for New Castle upon Tyne Central claiming 55% of the votes. She is a British Labour Party politician and Newcastle’s first black MP. She was born to a Nigerian father and British mother.