Posted on: April 7, 2020 Posted by: diasporadigital Comments: 0

On 17th December 2019, two females and two males of Ghanaian descent were sworn into the UK house of Commons after winning their seats in the British Parliament.

New Entrants

Abena Oppong-Asare won the Erith & Thamesmead seat on the ticket of the Labour Party after polling 48 percent of the votes. She succeeded long-serving MP, Teresa Pearce, who stepped down prior to the election.

Bellavia (Bell) Ribeiro-Addy won a majority, with 54.8 percent of votes cast to represent the Streatham constituency for the Labour Party. She replaced Chuka Umunna, who defected from the Labour Party in February 2019.

Retained Seats

Adam Afriyie of the Conservative Party retained the Windsor seat with 58.6 percent. He has held Parliamentary seat for Constituency since 2015.

Kwasi Alfred Addo Kwarteng, Member of Parliament for Spelthorne was re-elected on the ticket of the Conservative Party after polling 58.9 percent of votes in the Constituency. He has retained the seat since his first election in 2010.

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