Seven candidates of Nigerian heritage have been elected into the United Kingdom parliament in the election held on Thursday.
The winners are; Chuka Umunna representing Streatham; Bim Afolami,Hitchin and Harpenden; Fiona Onasanya, Peterborough; Chi Onwurah, Newcastle; Kate Osamor, Edmonton ;Kemi Badenock, Saffron Walden and Helen Grant, Maidstone and The Weald.
A UK based Human Capital Development Strategist, Dayo Olomu congratulated the winners in a facebook post on Friday.
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
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.
Chinyelu Susan “Chi” Onwurah (born 12 April 1965) is a British Labour Party politician, who was elected at the 2010 general election as the Member of Parliament for Newcastle upon Tyne Central, succeeding the previous Labour MP Jim Cousins, who had decided to step down after 23 years. She is Newcastle’s first black MP. She is the current Shadow Minister for Business, Innovation and Skills, as well as Shadow Minister for Culture, Media and Sport, having been appointed to both posts in September 2015
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
Fiona Onasanya a lawyer and hopes to be the British Prime Minister someday was elected as Member of Parliament for the city of Peterborough.
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.