UK Local Govt Election: 250 British Pakistanis are Elected as Councilors


London: Around 250 Pakistani origin candidates became successful in the UK Local Govt Election.

The UK Local Govt Election in England have brought about almost 250 British Pakistanis as councilors. In excess of 500 applicants of Pakistani origin participated in the nearby decisions held crosswise over England. However, 48% of the individuals who participated in elections have been proclaimed victors, with an unmistakable greater part of them being from the Labor Party. Other winners are from Liberal Democrats and several are from Conservative. However, out of the 250 British Pakistanis chose as councilors, 60 are ladies. Majority of elected candidates are from London. However, there is at least one Pakistani origin councilor in 21 boroughs.

In the London ward of Hounslow, a record number of 14 participants won, all from the Labor party. An equivalent number of people won from Hounslow, contrasted with only one councilor from the elections in 2014. Then again, Birmingham now has 22 Pakistani origin councilors while 16 applicants won from Manchester. Bradford beat the rundown where 27 councilors are British Pakistanis and nine of them are the first time winners. The borough of Walthamstow council stands second with 12 chose councilors, with three of them being ladies, while 11 councilors are the winners from the Redbridge district, all from Labor Party.

In Birmingham, 22 Pakistani origin candidates won out of 101 seats. 16 Pakistani origin councilors including 6 ladies won in Manchester City Council. In Leeds, no. of Pakistani origin councilors are 9 including 2 females. Bradford otherwise called known as ‘Little Pakistan’, had nine seats that went to Pakistani Pakistanis out of which four were ladies. British Pakistani’s won without precedent for towns for the first time. Thurrock, Rushmoor, and Redditch, Hull and Sunderland are some of the places. However, the victory of several British Pakistanis is a big news for the Pakistani Immigrants.


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