Number of UK Muslim MPs Doubles

Making a new record in British parliament, a record of 13 Muslim lawmakers have been elected in one of the most unpredictable and extraordinary general elections in Britain, doubling the number from 8 in 2010.

“It is great news that there are more Muslim MPs elected than ever before. However, the House of Commons still does not reflect the diversity of the population,” said Editor of The Muslim News, Ahmed J Versi.

Versi welcomed the appointment of eight Muslim women in the elections, seeing it as a welcome sign that more Muslim women have been elected this year, six Labour, one Conservative and one Scottish National Party (SNP).

In May 7 elections, the Tories secured 331 seats, putting Cameron back in Downing Street with the once small gap between the Tories and Labour now gaping.

While the Labour won 232 of the declared results of the 635 seats, the Scottish National Party (SNP) won 56, Lib Dems eight, Plaid Cymru three, UKIP one, the Greens one and others 19, according to the BBC.

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