Ghanaian-British Politician Abena Oppong-Asare Wins Erith and Thamesmead Seat For Labour In 2019 UK Elections


The Labour Party might have been annihilated in the just-ended elections but at least one Ghanaian-British MP spent the night smiling.

Abena Oppong-Asare, the Labour Party Candidate for the Erith and Thamesmead seat, managed to hold the seat for the party after beating her main Conservative opponent.

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She received 19,882 votes to beat Joe Robertson of the Tory Party, who received 16,124 votes.

The seat has long been a Labour stronghold, but longtime MP Teresa Pearce stepped down before this election, paving the way for Abena to pick up the seat.

Abena Oppong-Asare is a former Bexley councillor who served as a ward representative for four years until 2018.

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She becomes the first female Ghanaian-British MP, following in the footsteps of male colleagues Adam Afriyie, Sam Philip Gyimah, and Kwasi Alfred Addo Kwarteng.

Source: GhanaCelebrities.Com



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