A Ghanaian-British politician Abena Oppong-Asare has won the parliamentary seat for Erith and Thamesmead
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.
Thank you very much to everyone who voted for me to become the @E_TLabour MP. Also thank you to everyone that rallied behind me – working their socks off to make this possible. There are soo many unsung heroes who helped me fight to keep this seat red! 🌹 pic.twitter.com/RzvLSqrEqV— Abena Oppong-Asare MP (@abenaopp) December 13, 2019
Abena studied Politics with International Relations BA (Hons) at the University of Kent, and also attained a Master’s degree in International Law with International Relations at the same university.
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.
Source: Jacqueline Johson Quaye | Ameyaw Debrah Media
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