A Ghanaian British politician Abena Oppong-Asare has won the parliamentary seat for Erith and Thamesmead becoming the first-ever female Ghanaian-British to win a parliamentary seat.
Out of 63.3% of the total votes, Abena Oppong-Asare who stood on the ticket of the Labour Party won 48% of the votes.
The intelligent politician who has just made history took over from Teresa Pearce, the longest-serving member of Parliamentary for Erith and Thamesmead.
Teresa Pearce served for 3 consecutive terms before stepping down prior to the 2019 election which saw Abena Oppong-Asare winning
Abena Oppong-Asare led her closest competitor by 3,758. Below are the results of the Erith and Thamesmead parliamentary seat election:
Abena Oppong-Asare of the Labour Party – 19,882 votes.
Joe Robertson a Conservative candidate – 16,124 votes.
Brexit Party candidate Tom Bright – 2,246 votes.
Liberal Democrat’s Sam Webber – 1,984 votes.
The Green Party candidate Claudine Letsae – 876 votes.
Richard Mitchell of Christian Peoples Alliance – 272 votes.
Besides Abena Oppong-Asare, other Ghanaians have served in the United Kingdom Parliament. But they were all men.
Some of the names of Ghanaian-British people who have won seats in the UK parliament include Adam Afriyie, Sam Philip Gyimah, and Kwasi Alfred Addo Kwarteng.
Congratulations to Abena Oppong-Asare for making Ghana proud.