12 Pakistani-origin candidates who won in the UK election


A large number of candidates with roots in Pakistan participated in the election in Britain on June 9. At least 12 have so far been successful.

Faisal Rashid

Labour Party candidate Faisal Rashid was elected MP from Warrington South.

Afzal Khan

Likewise, Afzal Khan secured the seat for Manchester Gorton.

BRADFORD, 21st March 2012 - Campaigning in the Bradford West byelection. Family, friends and party workers at a memorial event held  n Mumtaz restaurant car park where, 24 hours earlier, 28 year old Respect Party campaigner Abu-Bakr Raul collapsed and died while canvassing for candidate George Galloway.

In Bradford east, Imran Hussain of the Labour Party secured 29,831 votes while the runner-up, Mark Trafford, got 9,291 votes.

Naz Shah

In Bradford west, Labour candidate Naz Shah got 29,444 votes while runner-up George Grant bagged 7,542 votes.


Further, Labour Party’s Yasmin Qureshi won from Bolton.

Khalid Mahmood

Another Labour Party candidate, Khalid Mahmood, was also victorious.

Shabana Mahmood

Shabana Mahmood, a Labour Party candidate with her roots in Mirpur, Azad Kashmir, was re-elected as MP for Birmingham, Ladywood.


Rosena Allin-Khan of the Labour Party also won her seat in Tooting.


Meanwhile, Sajid Javed affiliated with the Conservative Party won his seat.

Rehman Chishti

Rehman Chishti from the Conservative Party also won from Gillingham in UK general polls.

Nusrat Ghani

Nusrat Ghani also secured a seat.

Mohammed Yasin

Labour Party’s Mohammed Yasin defeated Conservative Richard Fuller in Bedford.

Tasmina Sheikh

Meanwhile, Scottish National Party’s Tasmina Sheikh, whose father was of Pakistani origin, lost in the election.











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