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Saturday, June 10, 2017

Dozen British-Pakistanis Succeeded To Reach House Of Commons In UK General Elections

As many as 30 candidates of Pakistani origin contested in the June 8 elections in the United Kingdom, of which 12 have won their seats in the election. Of the 12 successful British-Pakistanis, which include five women, nine belong to Labour while three represent the Conservative party. Although most candidates succeeded in the previous elections, but Afzal Khan from Gorton area of Manchester and Muhammad Yasin from Benford have been elected on Labour Party's tickets for the first time.
Pakistan-based candidate of Labour Party Yasmeen Qureshi was re elected as MP from Bolton South East. Similarly Dr Rosena Allin Khan from Labour Party from Tooting, London won with a 15,000 majority.
Shabana Mahmud contesting from Birmingham, Ladywood was re-elected as Labour MP from her constituency with an overwhelming majority of 28, 000 votes. From Bradford West, Labour Party's Naz Shah elected with over 29,000 votes. Meanwhile 12 Indians also made their way to British parliament, of which seven belong to Labour while five are from conservative party.

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