Record 12 Indian-origin MPs make it to the House of Commons


London: A record 12 Indian-origin MPs won seats in the House of Commons after a tense night of UK election in which no party won a majority.

All 10 sitting Indian-origin MPs held on to their constituencies whilst two Indian-origin first-timers made it to the House.

International development secretary Priti Patel (45) of Ugandan-Gujarati heritage retained her seat in Witham, a working-class heartland, with a comfortable majority of 18,646.

Preet Kaur Gill has become the first Sikh woman to enter Parliament, as she replaced Gisela Stuart in the safe Labour seat of Birmingham Edgbaston.


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