- Abena Oppong-Asare a Ghanaian-British has become the first woman to win a parliamentary seat in the United Kingdom
- Abena took over from Teresa Pearce who has been on the seat for 3 consecutive terms but stepped down this year
- The brilliant young woman won the election with 48%, leading the first-runner-up with over 3,000 votes
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History has been made in the United Kingdom as Abena Oppong-Asare becomes the first female Ghanaian-British to win a parliamentary seat, accruing 48% of total votes cast.
GhanaWeb reports that Abena Oppong-Asare stood on the ticket of the Labour Party and has been elected as the next MP for Erith and Thamesmead.
The brilliant young lady has been the first female to chalk the feat. Other Ghanaian-British people who have won seats in the UK parliament are Adam Afriyie, Sam Philip Gyimah, and Kwasi Alfred Addo Kwarteng.
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Abena has become a UK MP after winning with 48% and leading the next person by a whopping 3,758.
Her votes and that of other candidates are as follows:
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.
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Liberal Democrat's Sam Webber - 1,984 votes.
The Green Party candidate Claudine Letsae - 876 votes.
Richard Mitchell of Christian Peoples Alliance - 272 votes.
It is reported that prior to Abena's win, the Erith and Thamesmead constituency had a particular candidate named Teresa Pearce who was a long-standing MP.
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For the past three terms back-to-back, Teresa Pearce has won the seat but decided to step down as the 2019 general elections drew close.
The total turnout for the constituency votes was 63.3%.
A number of Black women have been in the news for stupendous achievements in recent times.
Not long ago, YEN.com.gh reported that Pam Brown Courtney, a black woman has built a 51-home community at Arkansas in the US.
Courtney took the bold step after she was mistreated in a community where she had been residing at Little Rock, which is also in Arkansas.
Reports indicate that the passionate lady is a real estate developer and investor who has been making moves in the Arkansas real estate market.
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