Ghanaian British politician wins a parliamentary seat in the UK

Abena Oppong-Asare led her closest competitor by 3,758 votes

A Ghanaian British politician Abena Oppong-Asare has won the parliamentary seat for Erith and Thamesmead becoming the first-ever female Ghanaian-British to win a parliamentary seat.

Out of 63.3% of the total votes, Abena Oppong-Asare who stood on the ticket of the Labour Party won 48% of the votes.

The politician who has just made history took over from Teresa Pearce, the longest-serving member of Parliamentary for Erith and Thamesmead.

Teresa Pearce served for 3 consecutive terms before stepping down prior to the 2019 election which saw Abena Oppong-Asare winning

Below are the results of the Erith and Thamesmead parliamentary seat election:

Abena Oppong-Asare of the Labour Party – 19,882 votes.

Joe Robertson a Conservative candidate – 16,124 votes.

Brexit Party candidate Tom Bright – 2,246 votes.

Liberal Democrat’s Sam Webber – 1,984 votes.

The Green Party candidate Claudine Letsae – 876 votes.

Richard Mitchell of Christian Peoples Alliance – 272 votes.

Source: ghpage.com

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