- Three Ghanaians are set to serve in UK’s new Parliament after they won their seats for the Conservative party
- The Conservatives lost their majority in a snap general that has resulted in a hung parliament
Britain now has enough MPs of African heritage. Following the just ended British elections three Ghanaians are set to serve in UK’s new parliament after they won their seats for the Conservative party.
They are Samuel Phillip Gyimah, Adam Afriyie and Kwesi Ķwarteng all on the ticket of the Conservative party.
Samuel Philip Gyimah
His parents are both Ghanaians. He won Surrey East for the Conservative party with 59.6% of the vote.
He was born in Beaconsfield in Buckinghamshire, in southern England. He was educated at Achimota School in Ghana and later Freman College, a state school in Hertfordshire, followed by Somerville College at the University of Oxford, where he read Politics, Philosophy and Economics, and where he was elected President of the Oxford Union.
Samuel Phillip Gyimah (born 10 August 1976) is a British Conservative Party politician. He was first elected as the Member of Parliament (MP) for East Surrey at the 2010 general election.
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Kwasi Alfred Addo Kwarteng
He is a British politician and historian. A member of the Conservative Party, he has served as a member of parliament since 2010, representing the constituency of Spelthorne in Surrey.
Kwarteng was born in London. His parents migrated to the UK from Ghana as students in the 1960s. Kwarteng attended Eton College as a King’s Scholar where he won the Newcastle Scholarship. He then went on to Cambridge University where he read Classics and History at Trinity College. He was a member of the team which won University Challenge in 1995 (in the first series after the programme was revived by the BBC in 1994). He attended Harvard University on a Kennedy Scholarship, and then earned a PhD in Economic History at Cambridge University.
Kwasi’s parents are both Ghanaians. He won Spelthorne for the Conservative party with 57.3% of the vote.
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He has a Ghanaian father. Adam won Windsor for the Conservative party taking 64.4% of the vote.
Adam Afriyie (born 4 August 1965) is a British Conservative Party politician, and the Member of Parliament (MP) for Windsor. He was first elected in the 2005 general election and re-elected in the 2010 and 2015 elections.
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The son of an English mother and a Ghanaian father, Afriyie was born in Wimbledon, London, and grew up on a council estate in Peckham, attending the local Oliver Goldsmith Primary School. He was educated at Addey and Stanhope School and has a BSc, degree in agricultural economics from Wye College (now part of Imperial College London).
Afriyie has seven half-siblings and one brother.
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