Nigerian wins in UK general election 

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Nigerian Chinyelu Onwurah has won the first seat for Labour in the just concluded UK general election

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With 21,568 votes, she defeated her Conservative rival who scored 9,290 to claim the Newcastle Central seat

The Nigerian UK politician was born on April 12, 1965 to a Nigerian father and English mother who hails from Newcastle

Another Nigerian has made a mark on world politics. Chinyelu Onwurah has won the first seat that was declared for Labour party in the United Kingdom election held on Thursday, December 12.

Following her success, another Labour’s candidate, Bridget Phillipson, won seat in Houghton and Sunderland South.

According to the information on her website, she recalled how her parents had to leave Nigeria after the infamous 1967 civil war.

“I was still a baby when my father took us to live in Awka, Nigeria. But two years later, the Biafran Civil War broke out, bringing famine with it and, as described vividly in an Evening Chronicle article in 1968, my mother, my brother and sister and I returned as refugees to Newcastle, whilst my father stayed on in the Biafran army,” she said.

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