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First Woman of African Descent Elected to UK Parliament

Posted: Nov 14, 2012


David Cameron's Conservative Party has quietly made history by electing the first woman of African descent to British Parliament. Helen Grant, whose father is Nigerian, practiced family law in private practice before winning her seat to represent one of the 17 constituencies in London's Kent County. Not known for a history of inclusiveness, the Conservative Party holds the majority in the UK's House of Commons and Grant was one of just 143 women elected in 2010, 49 of which represented the Conservative Party. On Sept. 4, 2012, Cameron appointed Grant to dual positions as Under-Secretary of State for Justice and Women and Equalities.

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