2017 UK General Election - Preet Kaur Gill (Labour Party)becomes first Sikh woman elected to Parliament Friday June 09,2017
Britain elected its first female Sikh MP, results of the June 8 mid-term elections showed on Friday June 09,2017
Preet Kaur Gill defeated her Conservative Party rival Caroline Squire by 6,917 votes to win Birmingham Edgbaston seat, by polling 24,124 votes.
Preet Kaur Gill, a councillor from Sandwell, will be the first Sikh woman in the UK House of Commons.
Preet Kaur Gill was born and brought up in Edgbaston, a seat that was held by her Labour colleague Gisela Stuart by a slim margin of 2,706 votes.
Preet Kaur Gill was selected to replace Stuart by the Labour National Executive Committee’s (NEC) interview panel on April 28.
“I am delighted I have been given the opportunity to become the next MP for Edgbaston where I was born and raised. I want to engage with the people of Edgbaston and with hard work, passion and determination I think we can achieve great things together,” Preet Kaur Gill said