UK Election: Nigerian-born Chinyelu Onwurah Wins First Seat for Labour


Nigerian-born Chinyelu Onwurah won the first seat to be declared for Labour in the December 12 general election in the United Kingdom.

According to The Independent, Onwurah took Newcastle-upon-Tyne Central with 21,568 votes, compared to her Conservatives rival’s 9,290.

Onwurah’s victory was swiftly followed by success for Labour’s Bridget Phillipson in Houghton and Sunderland South.

Onwurah’s 12,278 margin of victory was down from 14,937 two years ago, the medium reported.

On her official twitter Handle, @ChiOnwurah, “Thank you to everyone in #NewcastleCentral for re-electing me as your Member of Parliament.

Representing you is the best job in the world and it will be a privilege to continue stand up for you in Parliament. THANK YOU!”

Chinyelu Susan Onwurah was born on April 12, 1965. Her mother hails from Newcastle.

Her father, from Nigeria, worked as a dentist while he studied at Newcastle University Medical School. The parents met and married in the 1950s.

Chinyelu Susan Onwurah is a British Labour Party politician, who was elected at the 2010 general election as the Member of Parliament for Newcastle upon Tyne Central.
She was Newcastle’s First Black MP.

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