Sunday, May 10, 2015

Highest ever 13 Muslim MPs elected in UK general election , 8 of them are women

Tulip,Rushanar and Rupa are from Bangladesh-origin.
Tulip Rizwana Siddiq, Rushanara Ali and Rupa Huq are of Bangladesh origin

London, 9 May 2015 :  Highest ever 13 Muslim MPs got elected in the  unpredictable  general elections in Britain. Eight   among them are women. The total figure is  up from 8 in 2010.
“It is great news that there are more Muslim MPs elected than ever before. However, the House of Commons still does not reflect the diversity of the population,” said Editor of The Muslim News, Ahmed J Versi.
He furthered that it was a welcome sign that more Muslim women have been elected this year, six Labour, one SNP and one Conservative.
List of new Muslim MPs
 1- Tasmina Ahmed Sheikh (SNP, Ochil and South Perthshire) 2-Rupa Huq (Labour, Ealing Central and Acton)
3-Tulip Rizwana Siddiq (Labour, Hampstead and Kilburn) 4-Nusrat Ghani (Conservatives, Wealden)
5-Naz Shah (Labour, Bradford West) 6-Imran Hussein (Labour, Bradford East) 7- Khalid Mahmood [Labour]
8- Shabana Mahmood [Labour] 9- Rushanara Ali [Labour] 10- Yasmin Qureshi [Labour] 11- Sadiq Khan [Labour]
12- Sajid Javid [Conservative] 13 Rehman Chisti [Conservative]
So  far as party wise result is concerned Labour has nine Muslim MPs, the Tories three and the SNP one. Despite fielding 24 Muslim candidates all in unwinnable seats, the Lib Dems have yet to have a Muslim MP. Of the total of 13 Muslim MPs, six are women.

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