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Birmingham Edgbaston elects first female Sikh MP

By: Eastern Eye Staff

Preet Kaur Gill has made history by becoming the first Sikh woman to be elected into parliament. The Labour MP joins Labour’s Tanmanjeet Singh Dhesi from Slough who has become the first turban wearing Sikh in parliament. Dhesi won a huge majority of 16,998 and described it as a moment of “great pride.” Gill secured 24,124 votes to hold the seat in Birmingham Edgbaston for Labour with a majority of 6,917. The seat had previously been held by Gisela Stuart who stepped down when the election was called. Gill, who said education cuts was one of her top priorities, said:…

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