It is no longer news that Britain went to the poll on Thursday to vote new MPS and that Prime Minister Theresa May’s Conservative Party failed to win majority seats. The good news especially for Nigeria is that the country can now boast of seven of her sons and daughters in the revered UK parliament.
The parliamentarians are Chinyelu Susan “Chi” Onwurah, Chuka Umunna, Fiona Onasanya, Bim Afolami, Helen Grant, Olufunto Badenoch and Kate Ofunne Osamor.
For 49 year old Kate Ofunne Osamor, whose two parents are Nigerians, she was re-elected as Member of Parliament of Edmonton.
Her mother Martha Osamor, who came to Britain when she was young, was a political activist and a member of the Black Sections in the Labour party in the 1980s. Osamor was educated at Creighton comprehensive school and read Third World Studies at the University of East London. After graduating, she worked for The Big Issue, a magazine sold by the homeless. She then worked for 15 years in the NHS, and was a GP practice manager before becoming an MP.