Three Ghanaians emerged victorious to retain their seats in parliament in the United Kingdom.
Three Ghanaians who contested in the United Kingdom general elections on Thursday, have emerged victorious retaining their seats in the British parliament.
The British General elections took place on Thursday May 7 and it was no surprise as 3 Ghanaian namely Kwasi Kwarteng, Adam Afriyie and Sam Gyimah won on the ticket of the Conservative party.
Kwasi Alfred Addo Kwarteng, a British Politician and a Historian was named as one of UK's hardest working MP's and as one of the top attendance records in Parliament. In an exclusive survey by The Daily Telegraph, Kwasi was ranked in the top 20% on Friday April 17, 2015.
The 38-year-old Conservative MP for Spelthorne in Surrey was re elected with more than 24,000 votes. Mr. Kwarteng beat his closest rival UKIP's Redvers Cunningham into second place with 10,234 votes. Adam Afriyie is a member of Parliament for Windsor.
He was first elected in 2005 general elections and re- elected in 2010 and 2015 elections respectively.
Mr. Afriyie, a businessman who became MP for Windsor in 2005, had not held any ministerial post but has been touted in the press as a potential rival. He is known for the involvement and immense contributions on select committees.
Adam was known for his thoughtfulness, honesty and plain-speaking style. At the 2010 election, Adam returned to Windsor with the biggest majority in the history of the seat with 61%.
Sam Gyimah, a British Conservative politician was elected as the member of Parliament for East Surrey at the 2010 general elections. He described himself as "elated" after holding his seat with 32,211 votes (57.41%) holding more than half of the percentage of the vote.
Mr. Gyimah added that it was the first time he stood for re- elections adding that he was grateful to the people who embraced his hard work.