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.

READ ALSO: McBrown Does Emelia Brobbey All The Good – Sings Her Song With Her Sweet Voice And Beautiful Dance – Video

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.

READ ALSO: ‘May You Go Blind In Jesus Name’ – Halima Abubakar Curses A Fan Who Said Her Pregnancy Is Growing After Showing Baby Bump

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


CLICK HERE to subscribe to our daily up-to-date news!!