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UK General Elections 2017 : Britain elects first female sikh , first turbaned MP

Preet Kaur Gill became the first Sikh female candidate to become the MP after UK elections results declared on Friday.

Gill said that she will work hard with passion.

Meanwhile Tanmanjeet Singh Dhesi is another first turban wearing MP in Labour Party.

MP.Dhesi got 34,170 votes.

Dhesi said he was humbled and wish to serve the town where he was born and raised.

Sikh federation in UK said that “Credit to the Labour Party leadership for taking the bold step of giving Sikhs the opportunity to fight for winnable seats. Labour now needs to turn its attention to having visible Sikh representation in the House of Lords at the first opportunity so Sikhs are better represented and can bring fresh thinking and ideas,”

The victories for Sikh candidates in UK has come at a time when there has been a surge in ” hate crimes ” against Sikh population in the west.

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