Sun. Oct 17th, 2021

First Female Ghanaian-British Elected MP In The UK

A Ghanaian-British Abena Oppong-Asare has won a seat in the British parliament on the ticket of the Labour Party.

She follows the footsteps of Adams Afriyie, Kwasi Alfred Addo Kwarteng and Sam Philip Gyimah all males.

She captured the Labour Party’s stronghold Erith and Thamesmead making her the first Ghanaian-British female in the UK with 48 percent of the votes and a majority of 3,758.

Miss Oppong-Asare was declared winner on Friday morning after she received 19,882 votes, while Joe Robertson of the Conservative Party received 16,124 votes.

A long standing MP, Teresa Pearce won the seat in the last three elections but stepped down ahead of the 2019 election, paving way for Miss Oppong-Asare to contest.

Abena Oppong-Asare is a former Bexley counsillor who served as a ward representative for four years until 2018.