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UK Election: Six British-Nigerians Who Emerged Winners

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  1. Kemi Badenoch: Kemi Badenoch is a British Conservative politician who has been serving as the Member of Parliament (MP) for Saffron Walden since 2017. Born in Wimbledon, London, she has a background in engineering and finance. Badenoch has held various roles within the Conservative Party and has been vocal on issues related to technology, education, and equality.
Badenoch (middle). Photograph: Kemi Badenoch/X.com
  • Taiwo Owatemi: Taiwo Owatemi is a British Labour Party politician who has been serving as the Member of Parliament (MP) for Coventry North West since the 2019 general election. She has a background in healthcare, having worked as a pharmacist before entering politics. Owatemi is known for her advocacy on healthcare issues and has been involved in parliamentary committees focusing on health and social care.
Owatemi (second right). Photograph: Taiwo Owatemi/X.com
  • Florence Eshalomi: Florence Eshalomi is a British Labour and Co-operative Party politician who has been serving as the Member of Parliament (MP) for Vauxhall since the 2019 general election. Prior to her parliamentary career, she served as a London Assembly Member for Lambeth and Southwark. Eshalomi has been active in advocating for transport issues and improving infrastructure in London.
Eshalomi (third right). Photograph: Florence Eshalomi/X.com
  • Kate Osamor: Kate Osamor is a British Labour Party politician who served as the Member of Parliament (MP) for Edmonton from 2015 until 2019. She has been involved in various social justice campaigns and has held shadow ministerial positions focusing on international development. Osamor has been vocal on issues such as healthcare, housing, and human rights.
Osamor (middle). Photograph: Kate Osamor/X.com
  • Chi Onwurah: Chi Onwurah is a British Labour Party politician who has been serving as the Member of Parliament (MP) for Newcastle upon Tyne Central since 2010. Before entering politics, she worked as an engineer and project manager. Onwurah has been active in promoting technology and digital industries, as well as advocating for better infrastructure and employment opportunities in her constituency.
Onwurah. Photograph:Chi Onwurah/X.com
  • Bayo Alaba: Bayo Alaba, the British Nigerian MP representing the vibrant district of Southminster, was a beacon of diversity and unity in the halls of Parliament.  Born into a middle-class family in Lagos, Bayo was imbued with a sense of duty and community from a young age. His parents, educators and activists themselves, instilled in him the values of education, empathy, and equality. Bayo excelled academically, earning scholarships that allowed him to study law at the prestigious University of Oxford. In 2015, Bayo entered politics, running on a platform of inclusivity and empowerment. His campaign resonated deeply with Southminster’s residents, many of whom shared similar backgrounds and experiences. With overwhelming support, Bayo was elected as the Member of Parliament for Southminster, becoming the first British Nigerian to hold such a position.
Alaba (second left). Photograph: Bayo Alaba/X.com

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