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UK Election Results - The Muslim Update

UK Election Results - The Muslim Update

Issue 68 May 2010

The UK election has ended in a hung parliament and whilst there is much debate on who will form the next government, one thing is for certain: Britain has doubled its number of Muslim MPs. Despite government minister Shahid Malik losing his Dewsbury seat, Britain now has eight Muslim MPs including three Muslim women and two Conservative Muslim MPs.

 

Here's how the votes stacked up:

 

 sajid javid

Sajid Javid

Bromsgrove

A son of a bus driver, businessman Javid, has become the first ever Conservative Muslim Member of Parliament. He won the safe Conservative seat of Bromsgrove with 22,558 votes.

 

 anas sarwar

Anas Sarwar

Glasgow Central

When Mohammad Sarwar was elected to this safe Labour seat in 1997 he became the country’s first Muslim MP. His son, Anas Sarwar has now inherited his political crown with 22,038 votes.

 

 sadiq khan

Sadiq Khan

Tooting

Popular constituency MP, Sadiq Khan, has retained his seat for the Labour Party in Tooting by winning with 22,038 votes. He increased his majority vote by 0.8% bucking the national trend.

 

 khalid mahmood

Khalid Mahmood

Birmingham Perry Barr

Khalid Mahmood retained his seat for Labour with 21,142 votes and 50% of the vote share.

 

 shabana mahmoud

Shabana Mahmood

Birmingham Ladywood

Shabana Mahmood secures a seat for Labour with 19,950 votes. This was the controversial seat of MP, Clare Short, who resigned from politics and the Labour Party in 2006.

 

 Rehman Chishti

Rehman Chishti

Gillingham & Rainham

Rehman Chishti has won Gillingham & Rainham for the Conservatives with over 21,624 votes, taking the seat from Labour.

 

 Yasmin Qureishi

Yasmin Qureshi

Bolton South East

Yasmin Qureshi took this safe Labour seat for Labour with 18,782 votes and a 47.4% vote share.

 

 rushanara ali

Rushanara Ali

Bethnal Green and Bow

In a tight race, Rushanana Ali took this seat for Labour from Respect with a vote swing of 14.1% . With an all Bengali-Muslim line up, the seat has produced the first ever Bengali Muslim MP

 

 

Lost

 

 shahid malik

Shahid Malik

Dewsbury

Shahid Malik lost his Labour seat for Dewsbury.  Conservative Simon Reevell defeated him by with 1526 votes, a swing of 5.9% away from Labour.




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