Alexa Tulip Siddiq reelected in UK general election

Dhaka, Sunday   26 January 2020

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Tulip Siddiq reelected in UK general election

 International Desk daily-bangladesh.com

 Published: 03:20 PM, 13 December 2019   Updated: 03:23 PM, 13 December 2019

Tulip Siddiq, granddaughter of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s niece; Photo: Collected

Tulip Siddiq, granddaughter of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s niece; Photo: Collected

Tulip Siddiq, granddaughter of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s niece, was re-elected for the third time in the UK general election-2019 as a candidate of Labour Party with a huge margin.

Besides, another three Bangladesh-origin candidates Rushanara Ali were also re-elected for the fourth time, Rupa Huq for the third time, and Apsana Begum was elected for the first time in the UK elections from their respective constituencies.

The international media said this on Friday. Boris Johnson’s Conservative Party has won a solid majority of seats in Britain’s Parliament.

Tulip, Sheikh Rehana’s daughter, retained her Hampstead and Kilburn seat on Friday with a margin of 14,188 votes, bagging 28,080 votes against her Conservative rival Johnny Luk.

Besides, Labour party candidate Rupa Huq bagged the majority from Ealing Central and Acton seat. She gained a very convincing 51.3 percent of the votes where her opposition Conservative Julian Gallan came second with 14,832 votes.

Another Bangladesh-origin Labour party candidate Rushanara Ali bagged 44,052 votes and defeated Shahrar Ali form Green Party in a huge margin where he got only 2570 votes in Bethnal Green and Bow seat. 

Labour party candidate Apsana Begum was got 33660 and elected for the first time by defeating her opposition Andrew Cregan from Poplar and Limehouse seat.  

After winning in the election, Tulip thanked voters of Hampstead and Kilburn for supporting her.

“Thank you Hampstead and Kilburn for electing me once again. Thanks to all my volunteers and my family. But devastated by our national results-sorry to lose such talented MPs. Tough times ahead, we have to work together,” she said in a tweet message.

In 2015, Tulip Siddiq has made it to the House of Commons in the UK general elections with Labour Party ticket.

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