Nine of Pakistani origin are now British MPs

12:10 AM | 9 May, 2015
Nine of Pakistani origin are now British MPs
LONDON (Web Desk/Agencies) - Nine Pakistani born are now members of the House of Commons after their success in a historic British election.

Former Pakistani TV actress Tasmina Sheikh, who represented Scottish National Party, was elected as an MP with 26,620 votes.

Tasmeena Shaikh.- DawnNews screengrab


Yasmin Qureshi of Labour Party was elected with 20,520 votes from Bolton South East.

Yasmin Qureshi.-DawnNews screengrab

Labour Party's Naz Shah, a 41-year-old disability rights campaigner, beat out her colourful left-wing rival nicknamed “Gorgeous George” Galloway in Bradford West. She has an incredible life story of her own. She was brought up in poverty, taken to Pakistan to escape domestic abuse and then forcibly married. Shah's mother ended up killing her abusive partner and going to jail after long suffering in silence.

Naz Shah.-DawnNews screengrab

Labour Party's Imran Hussain was also elected.

Sadiq Khan of British Labour Party was elected from Tooting with 25,263 votes.

Sadiq Khan.-DawnNews screengrab

Manchester's Shabana Mehmood and Khalid Mehmood, Weldone's Conservative candidate Nusrat Ghani, and Bromsgrove's Conservative candidate Sajid Javed were also elected.

Nusrat Ghani.-DawnNews screengrab