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Meet the Other Nigerians Elected Into the UK Parliament

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

We earlier reported Chi Onwurah‘s re-election as the MP representing Newcastle constituency. Here are her other colleagues who are from Nigeria.

Fiona Onasanya: a lawyer and hopes to be the British Prime Minister someday was elected as Member of Parliament for the city of Peterborough.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Kemi Badenoch

Photo Credit: Fiona Onasanya, Kate Osamor, Chuka Umunna, Bim Afolami, Helen Grant, Chi Onwurah, Kemi Badenoch

13 Comments

  1. bruno

    June 9, 2017 at 5:29 pm

    just look at every day regular people winning seats and positions.

    in nigeria its only area boys and thugs that win election. (singing Aje ku iya Nio Je)

  2. Lliki

    June 9, 2017 at 6:11 pm

    Nigerian youths should learn to put sentiment, religioun differences, tribalism and every other shenanigans apart so they can take over aso rock.
    Look at all these youngies representing their second country but, most Nigerian youths would prefer to eat today and forget tomorrow

    • nwa nna

      June 9, 2017 at 6:33 pm

      @Lliki,
      They Nigerian youths cannot put religious or tribal sentiments aside! Unfortunately, that’s the number one tool used in dividing and conquering the masses! Sigh

  3. Tracy Edward

    June 9, 2017 at 6:18 pm

    lIiki you have spoken well, WELL SAID!!!! Thank you.

  4. Kanzi

    June 9, 2017 at 8:55 pm

    Congratulations Fiona.

  5. Remi

    June 9, 2017 at 9:47 pm

    no northerner no fulani……..but in Nigeria they perpetually dragging us back to stone age.

    • Me

      June 9, 2017 at 10:40 pm

      Tribalistic Pr!(kk…..

    • Happy iftar

      June 9, 2017 at 11:08 pm

      There is northerners, fulani and Hausa people will continue ruling by the grace of God.

      If you like comman kill me mumu.

  6. Londoner

    June 9, 2017 at 10:48 pm

    Born to rules are only super stars in Nigerian. Pitiful retrogressive lots?

  7. omalicha

    June 10, 2017 at 1:40 am

    I key into this in Jesus Name!

  8. jokobaba

    June 10, 2017 at 4:52 am

    So proud to have cast my vote for Fiona in Peterborough!

  9. john

    June 10, 2017 at 8:32 am

    if only igbos and yorubas will keep their stupid egos aside and see who is their real enemies

  10. Bajoy

    June 10, 2017 at 8:48 am

    Not Nigerians pls but Britons of Nigerian heritage.

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