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Friday, 9 June 2017

#GE2017: Meet the 7 Nigerians elected into the UK Parliament

 
 In the last General Elections in the UK, seven Nigerians were elected into the parliament.

See below..



Fiona Onasanya: a lawyer and hopes to be the British Prime Minister someday was elected as Member of Parliament for the city of Peterborough.
Fiona Onasanya
Kate Ofunne Osamor, whose parents are Nigerians, was re-elected as Member of Parliament of Edmonton. Kate is a graduate of the University of East London.
Kate Ofunne Osamor
39 year old Chuka Umunna, a graduate of law from the University of Manchester, was re-elected as Member of Parliament of Streatham, a seat he has occupied since 2010.
Chuka Umunna
Bim Afolami was elected as a conservative Member of Parliament for Hitchin and Harpenden constituency. His father is a Nigerian consultant doctor who works for the National Health Service.
Bim Afolami
Helen Grant, who was beaten up for being black as a child, was the first black woman to be elected as a Conservative MP, having also been the first black woman to be selected as a candidate to stand for a Conservative-held parliamentary seat. She was re-elected as the Member of Parliament of Maidstone and The Weald, a position she has occupied since 2010.
Helen Grant
 Olukemi Olufunto Badenoch is a 37 year old British Conservative politician who is the current Member of Parliament for Saffron Walden. Kemi, whose maiden name is Adegoke holds two degrees in engineering and law, from Sussex University and Birkbeck College respectively.
 Olukemi Olufunto Badenoch
Chinyelu Susan “Chi” Onwurah, a British-born Nigerian, on Thursday won the Newcastle Central seat at the UK general elections.
Chinyelu Susan “Chi” Onwurah
Onwurah, whose father is Nigerian, was born in Newscastle on the 12th of April, 1965.

Her parents had returned to Awka, Nigeria, when she was still a baby, but her mother moved back to Newcastle with her when she was two because of the Biafra war.

Her father stayed back to join the Biafran Army.

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