In the UK general election, about 28 MPs of Indian origin have been elected to the House of Commons. The results of the UK election have come, in which Rishi Sunak’s Conservative Party has suffered a crushing defeat. The Labor Party has won this election and has won more than 400 seats. Keir Starmer of the Labor Party has become the new Prime Minister of Britain. Starmer was elected the new leader of the Labor Party in 2020, replacing Jeremy Corbyn.

Out of the 28 Indian-origin MPs who have won in Britain, a record 12 members are from the Sikh community. This includes 6 women who have been elected to the House of Commons. All the winning Sikh MPs belong to the Labour Party. Out of these, 9 are MPs who have been elected for the first time, while there are 2 MPs who have been given a chance by the public thrice. One Sikh MP has got a chance to go to the House of Commons for the second time.

Sikh MPs won from these seats

According to the Indian Express report, Sikh MPs Preet Kaur Gill and Tanmanjit Singh Dhesi won for the third time in Birmingham Edgbaston and Slough respectively on the Labor Party ticket. Nadia Whittome won for the second time from Nottingham East. When Whittome was first elected MP in 2019, she was the youngest MP in the House of Commons at the age of 23. Nadia describes herself as a Catholic Sikh.

Kirith Entwistle, also known as Kirith Ahluwalia, became the first woman to be elected MP from Bolton North East. Sonia Kumar has also become the first woman MP from Dudley parliamentary seat. Harpreet Kaur Uppal has also become an MP for the first time by winning the Huddersfield parliamentary seat. Canada ranks first in terms of Sikh MPs, where there are 18 Sikh MPs, while Britain is second with 12 MPs.

These Indian origin leaders got victory

The winners included Jas Athwal (Ilford South), Baggy Shankar (Derby South), Sonia Kumar (Dudley), Surina Brackenbridge (Wolverhampton North East), Kirith Entwistle (Bolton North East), Jeevan Sandher (Loughborough) and Sojan Joseph (Ashford).

Munira Wilson won back her Twickenham constituency. Two independent candidates with ancestral roots in India, Shokat Adam Patel (Leicester South) and Iqbal Mohammed (Dewsbury and Batley), scored decisive victories in the pro-Palestinian campaign, with the former defeating Labour cabinet frontliner Jonathan Ashworth, while the latter won over 40 per cent of the vote.