Preet Gill Elected As First Female Sikh MP


The first female Sikh MP has been elected to the Houses of Parliament.

Preet Gill secured 24,124 votes to hold the seat in Birmingham Edgbaston for Labour with a majority of 6,917.

The seat had previously been held by Gisela Stuart who stepped down when the election was called.

Ms Gill, who said education cuts was one of her top priorities, said: “It’s a real honour to be representing the people and the place where I was born and raised.”

Black Country businessman and local enterprise board member Ninder Johal said it was a “breakthrough” for Sikhs.

“The Sikh community for generations has been a vital contributor to the economy and community, but for too long not represented in the decision making process in the Houses of Parliament.

“It’s great that we have someone from the local area as a voice for Sikhs there.”

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