16 Indian Origin MPs elected in the new UK Parliament including 5 Newcomers – Record 2019
Indian origin MPs in the UK
For the first time in records that there are more number of Indian Origin MPs elected in the British Parliament than ever. There are 16 Indian origin Member of Parliament elected in this General Election. They are from the major political parties : Conservative party, Labour party and the Liberal Democratic party.
There are 5 new MPS elected this time who are : Gagan Mohindra and Claire Coutinho from the Conservative Party, Navendru Mishra and Nadia Whittome for the Labour party and Munira Wilson for the Liberal Democratic party.
Indian Origin Conservative MPs
Gagan Mohindra (Conservative) won from South West Hertfordshire beating the former Minister David Gauke who was standing as an Independent after loosing the whip. 41 year old Mohindra, who is a member of Conservative Friends of India, is also the current Essex County Councillor for Chigwell and Loughton Broadway.
- Claire Coutinho, MP – East Surrey
Claire Coutinho, 34, (Conservative) swept to victory in East Surrey with a majority of 24,040 beating Sam Gyimah he lost the conservative whip. Goan origin Coutinho read Maths at the University of Oxford, and subsequently became a banker at Merrill Lynch. She also worked at KPMG, before working in the Civil Service in the Treasury department. Her parents. Both doctors, immigrated from India in the 1970s.
Indian Origin Labour MPs
Indian Origin Liberal Democratic MPs
- Munira Wilson, MP – Twickenham
Munira Sherali Wilson, 41, won from Twickenham. She succeeded the former Liberal Democrat leader Sir Vince Cable as MP.