Initially, 30 Pakistani-British candidates took part in the 2017 elections, of which 12 British-Pakistanis win seats in UK election 2017. Most candidates were successful in obtaining a seat in last year’s elections too but Mohammad Yaseen and Afzal Khan have been elected for the first time on Labour Party’s tickets. 12 British-Pakistanis win seats in UK election 2017 out of which 5 candidates are women and 7 candidates are men. Nine of which represent Labour party and 3 represent the Conservative party.
Labour Party’s Successful Female Candidates
Shabana Mehmood is also among the list of 12 British-Pakistanis win seats in UK election 2017. She was re-elected as the MP for Labour Party from Birmingham. She won with a staggering majority of 34,166 votes. She’s originally from Mirpur Azad Kashmir.
The Pakistani-British candidate was re-elected as MP for Bolton South East on Labour party’s ticket. Yasmin Qureshi was re-elected MP with an increased majority this year. She won with a majority of 25,676 votes. She’s originally from Gujrat.
Dr. Rosena Allin-Khan
She won a seat with a majority of 34,201 from tooting on the behalf of Labour party. Moreover, this doctor is also a close friend of the Mayor of London; Sadiq Khan, who congratulated her on her incredible win. Her mother’s from Poland while her father is originally from Pakistan.
Naseem Naz Shah
Naz Shah of Labour party from Bradford was successful with an impressive majority of 27,444 votes. She spent some of her childhood in Pakistan before moving to Britain.
Pakistanis in The UK
Pakistanis make up a considerable population of UK. Nearly 1.7 million British-Pakistanis make up the population of UK making them the second most popular minority group in the UK. Similarly, these Pakistani-based Britains also give a fair share of participating in the elections. Sadiq Khan; the Mayor of London is also a British-Pakistani belonging to Labour’s party, joined the office in 2016.