‘Three daughters’ again win in UK polls

MNA Editorial Desk: Three Bangladeshi-origin female politicians dubbed as “tin kanya” or “three daughters” have shined again the UK general elections with their re-election in Thursday’s polls.

The three — Bangabandhu’s granddaughter Tulip Rizwana Siddiq, Rushanara Ali and Dr Rupa Huq — retained their seats with a resounding victory on Labour Party ticket.

Tulip, Sheikh Rehana’s daughter and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s niece, retained her Hampstead and Kilburn seat with a margin of 15,560 votes. She polled 34,464 against her Conservative rival’s Claire-Louise Leyland 18,904.

This year’s polls she widened the margin of votes to 15,560 from 1,138 in 2015.

Rushanara was also re-elected from Bethnal Green and Bow constituency by bagging 42,969 votes while her rival Conservative Party candidate Charlotte Chirico got 7,576.

Rupa retained the Ealing Central and Acton seat for Labour with 33,037 votes while her counterpart Conservative Party candidate Joy Morrissey got 19,230 votes.

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