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UK Elections Win By Two Women Of Pakistan Origin

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LONDON: Two women of Pakistani origin have been declared winners in the British election, becoming the first Muslim women to become members of the House of Commons, reports APP.

Yasmin Qureshi, a 47-year-old barrister, held on to a Labour seat of Bolton, polling 18,782 votes against her Conservative rivalโ€™s tally of 15,827. She was contes- ting in place of Dr Brian Iddon, who has retired from politics.

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Yasmin Qureshi, a 47-year-old barrister secured 18,782 votes, while Shabana Mahmood of Labour won after bagging 19,950 votes. โ€“ Photo by AFP

Shabana Mahmood of Labour, an Oxford-educated barrister, was declared winner in the Birmingham Ladywood constituency, after bagging 19,950 votes. Her nearest rival โ€” Ayoub Khan, a Liberal Democrat โ€” polled 9,845 ballots. The seat was previously held by former international development secretary Clare Short.

A woman of Bangladeshi descent, Rushanara Ali, won the East London constituency of Bethnal Green & Bow with 21,784 votes. She wrested the seat from Respect Unity Coalition whose candidate Abjol Miah got 8,532 votes.

Sitting Labour MP and junior minister Shahid Malik lost his Dewsbury, northwest England, seat to his Conservative rival by a margin of only 1,526 votes. Simon Reevell won the seat with 18,898 votes.

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1 Response to “UK Elections Win By Two Women Of Pakistan Origin”

  1. tasleem ahmed`
    2010.05.10 09:50

    Congratulations with my heart and core.

    Always work with honesty and trustworthy.

    God combless you band.Wish you best of luck

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