UK election: Nigerian-born Chinyelu Onwurah wins first seat for Labour

Nigerian-born Chinyelu Onwurah has emerged winner of the first seat to be declared for the Labour Party in the December 12 general election in the United Kingdom.

The Independent reported that Onwurah took Newcastle-upon-Tyne Central with 21,568 votes, compared to her Conservatives rival’s 9,290.

Onwurah’s 12,278 margin of victory was down from 14,937 two years ago, the medium reported.

Chinyelu Susan Onwurah was born on April 12, 1965. Her mother hails from Newcastle.

Her father, from Nigeria, worked as a dentist while he studied at Newcastle University Medical School. The parents met and married in the 1950s.

Her family emigrated Nigeria when the Biafran Civil War broke out, they returned to Newcastle as refugees, while her father remained to join the Biafran army

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