Just in: Another Ghanaian woman wins parliamentary seat in the UK

Just in: Another Ghanaian woman wins parliamentary seat in the UK

- Abena Oppong-Asare and Bell Ribeiro-Addy have become the first two Ghanaian women to win MP seats in the United Kingdom

- Bell Ribeiro-Addy won with 30,976 votes representing 54.8% whilst Abena Oppong-Asare won with 19,882 votes representing 48%

- Both ladies stook on the ticket of the Labour Party

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Two Ghanaian women have been elected MPs, winning their seats on the ticket of the Labour party in the United Kingdom.

It would be recalled that YEN.com.gh reported how Abena Oppong-Asare became the first lady from Ghana to win the seat of an MP in the UK.

Before the day ended, another lady Bell Ribeiro-Addy swept massive votes to her side and also won a parliamentary for another constituency.

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Abena Oppong-Asare won the Erith and Thamesmead Constituency with 48 per cent of the votes and with 19,882 votes.

A full list of the votes cast with the number of votes the other candidates amassed has emerged

Bell Ribeiro-Addy won the challenge to represent the Streatham constituency after she secured 54.8 per cent share with 30,976 votes.

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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The two ladies took to social media to celebrate their victory and thank everyone who was in any way helpful to their massive feats.

See Abena Oppong-Asare's post below:

Bell Ribeiro-Addy made a video. Watch her below:

Women from Ghana have chalked amazing feats in the past days.

Earlier, YEN.com.gh reported that Regina Esinam Abotsi, an assistant lecturer at the Department of Pharmaceutical Microbiology at the School of Pharmacy at the University of Health and Allied Sciences (UHAS) has received the 2019 Young Talent Award for Sub-Saharan Africa.

Reports indicate that the award was given by the L'Oreal Foundation and Regina was one of 400 people who applied for scientific excellence out of which only 20 were shortlisted.

Hurray! YEN.com.gh has won the ‘Online News Portal of the Year” award at NCA awards 2019. Click here to view the beautiful photos.

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