UK election: Nigerian Kemi Badenoch re-elected MP as Conservative retains Saffron Walden

UK election: Nigerian Kemi Badenoch re-elected MP as Conservative retains Saffron Walden

- Kemi Badenoch, a Nigerian of the Conservative Party, has won her re-election in the UK general election polling 39,714 votes

- With the whopping votes, she defeated all her rivals by a wide margin as Liberal Democrat Hibbs scored miserly votes of 12,120

- In her appreciation speech, she spoke about how she could not have done it without the staunch backing of her supporters

Another Nigerian has won their re-election in the United Kingdom election. Kemi Badenoch of the Conservative party has gotten her seat back as MP for Saffron Walden.

She won the election by a landslide with a whopping number of 39,714 votes to defeat her opponent Liberal Democrat Hibbs who scored 12,120.

Others who contested for the seat are Labour's Tom van de Bilt and the Green Party's Coby Wing who scored 8,305 and 2,947 votes respectively.

It should be noted that she was first elected in June this year where she became the first woman to represent the constituency.

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In a good triumphal moment, the results that brought her in were declared as she walked in with her husband, Hamish, and their 12-week-old daughter, Ara.

She appreciated all her supporters, saying that she could not have done it without them, and promised to represent them well.

"I would like to thank each of the candidates, my family – my husband and daughter, who are here, and my two cheeky and cheerful children who have helped me get through a very cold and wintry election. I couldn't have done it without you.

"And I thank the constituents of Saffron Walden, from Chesterford to Chelmsford, everybody I have spoken to and who voted Conservative. I represent all the residents of this constituency, whoever you voted for,” she said.

She also appreciated Prime Minister Boris Johnson for calling for the election as a way to end the Brexit deadlock. She mentioned the plans she has for her area in terms of security and education.

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Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that Chinyelu Onwurah won the first seat that was declared for Labour party in the United Kingdom election held on Thursday, December 12.

The Nigerian took Newcastle Central with whopping votes of 21,568 to beat her Conservative opponent’s 9,290. Following her success, another Labour’s candidate, Bridget Phillipson, won a seat in Houghton and Sunderland South.

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