LONDON/LAHORE – At least 12 candidates of Pakistani origin have won the United Kingdom 2017 elections here on Friday.
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Of he successful British-Pakistanis, which include five women, nine belong to the Labour while three candidates represent the Conservative party, BBC reported.
Although most candidates succeeded in the previous elections, Afzal Khan from Gorton area of Manchester and Muhammad Yaseen from Bendford have been elected on Labour party’s tickets for the first time.
Pakistan-based British candidate of the Labour party Yasmin Qureshi was re-elected as MP from Bolton South East.
Similarly, Dr Rosena Allin-Khan from Labour won from Tooting, London with a 15,000 majority. Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, sent his congratulations to the emergency room doctor for her “incredible result”.
Shabana Mahmood contesting from Birmingham, Ladywood was re-elected as the Labour MP from her constituency. She won with an overwhelming margin of over 28,000 votes.
From Bradford West, Labour party’s Naz Shah was elected with over 29,000 votes.
Meanwhile, 12 Indian candidates also managed to make their way to the British parliament. Of the successful British-Indians, seven represent the Labour while five were elected on tickets from the Conservatives.