The UK Telegraph reports that Newcastle has become the first general election constituency to declare, with Labour’s candidate Chi Onwurah holding the seat.
Onwurah won 24,071 votes, comfortably beating the Tory candidate Steve Kyte who had 9,134 votes.
Nick Cott, the Liberal Democrat candidate, secured 1,812 votes and David Muat, the Ukip candidate, won 1,482 votes. The Green candidate Peter Thomson won 595 votes. Newcastle Central declared at 11pm, just an hour after polling stations closed. Meanwhile, another politician of Kenyan origin has won an election in the UK. Timothy Makofu Kinyanjui, a resident of Swindon, was elected councilor of West Swindon Parish Council. The election was conducted on May 4th. Makofu is now the third councilor in UK of Kenyan descendance, as well as Councillors Elizabeth Kangethe and Kimani, who are both representing South London. 47-year-old Makofu made the race on behalf of the Labour Party. He has three children and lives in Toothill.