UK Elections: Over 30 British Nigerians Contesting in Historic July 4 Poll

UK Elections: Over 30 British Nigerians Contesting in Historic July 4 Poll

In the upcoming United Kingdom elections scheduled for Thursday, July 4, over 30 candidates of Nigerian origin will be on the ballot. The final results are expected by Friday, marking a potentially historic moment for diversity in the UK Parliament.

According to data from Democracy Club, 20 British Nigerians will represent major parties such as the Labour Party, Conservative Party, Liberal Democrats, and Reform UK, while the remaining candidates are affiliated with smaller parties or are running as independents.

As the election approaches, the new Parliament is anticipated to be the most diverse in British history. Ethnic minorities, including Nigerian candidates from both mainstream and fringe parties, are actively engaging voters with compelling manifestos.

List of British Nigerian Candidates in the 2024 UK Elections

  1. Jenifer Obaseki - Workers Party, Tottenham
  2. Kemi Badenoch - Conservative Party, North West Essex
  3. Helen Grant - Conservative Party, Maidstone
  4. Abimbola Afolabi - Conservative Party, Hitchin and Harpenden
  5. Florence Dauta Eshalomi - Labour Party, Vauxhall and Camberwell Green
  6. Kate Osamor - Labour Party, Edmonton and Winchmore Hill
  7. Chi Onwurah - Labour Party, Newcastle-upon-Tyne Central and West
  8. Taiwo Owatemi - Labour Party, Coventry North East
  9. Seyi Agboola - Labour Party, Stratford-on-Avon
  10. Bayo Alaba - Labour Party, Southend East & Rochford
  11. Damola Animashaun - Labour Party, Tewkesbury
  12. Councillor Ese Erheriene - Labour Party, Woking
  13. Ukonu Obasi - Labour Party, Gravesend
  14. Chika Akinwale - Labour Party, Norwich North
  15. Joy Temitayo Salaja - Labour Party, Nuneaton
  16. Michael Bukola - Labour Party, Thurrock
  17. Ade Adeyemo - Liberal Democrats, Solihull West and Shirley
  18. Gloria Adebo - (Party and Constituency not specified)
  19. Augustine Obodo - (Party not specified), Bicester and Woodstock

The presence of these candidates underscores the increasing influence and representation of the Nigerian community in British politics.

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