In the snap general elections held for the UK Parliament, the electorates have voted for 12 Indian-origin members for representing them in the UK House of Commons, which is the highest number so far in the UK elections.
Tanmanjeet Singh of the Labor party has been elected as the MP from the Slough constituency while Preet Gaur Gill also from the Labor Party became the first Sikh lady to be elected to the UK Parliament by winning the Birmingham Edgbaston seat, as quoted by MSN.
The victories of Gill and Dhesi are a crucial landmark for the Sikh politicians in the UK as they add to the 10 MPs of the Indian-origin elected in the last parliamentary elections. The erstwhile five MPs each from Conservative and Labor party have been successful in retaining their seats in the UK Parliament.
Keith Vaz the veteran Indian-origin MP retained his Leicester East seat with ease. He was first elected to the parliament from this constituency in 1987. Valerie Vaz the sister of Keith Vaz was also successful in retaining her seat in the Walsall South constituency.
The Minister for Asia affairs in the former Theresa May government was triumphant in his Reading West constituency while International Development Secretary Priti Patel also emerged victorious in the Witham constituency. Rishi Sunal had a comfortable sail in the Richmond Yorkshire seat while his Tory colleague in Richmond Yorkshire constituency Shailesh Vara had an easy win.
Goa-origin Tory candidate Suella Fernandes kept hold of her Fareham seat with comfortable victory margin but her co-party contestant for the Coventry North West Resham Kotecha could not defeat the sitting Labor party MP.
Barry Gardiner the sitting Labor party MP from Brent North seat defeated the Tory rival Ameet Jogia with a comfortable margin. However Tory candidate Bob Blackman barely survived the challenge from Labor rival Navin Shah.
Sitting Easling Southall constituency MP Virendra Sharma retained his seat though he had to witness certain uneasy moments in the electoral campaign. But Neeraj Patil his fellow party contestant was defeated by Justice Greening the Education Secretary in the Putney constituency.
While Wigan seat re-elected Labor party candidate Lisa Nandy, Rohit Dasgupta her fellow party contestant from the Hamshire East lost the electoral battle to Tory candidate.
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