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Muslims got 25 parliamentary seats in UK despite Islamophobia

A record number of Muslims have won seats in Britain’s parliamentary elections despite rising Islamophobia, the largest Muslim news portal reported.

A record 25 Muslims were elected to the House of Commons, the lower house of parliament, up from 19 in 2019, Muslim Network reported.

Among those elected, 18 are from the Labour Party, four are independents, two from the Conservative Party and one from the Liberal Democrats.

The publication emphasises that Muslim support for Gaza had a significant impact on the election, with five independent candidates, including four Muslims, winning seats.

Noting that there are 3.4 million Muslims in the country, the publication said that the election marks an important milestone in the British political landscape, reflecting the growing diversity and influence of Muslim communities on British politics.

On July 4, the UK held parliamentary elections for the House of Commons, which the Labour Party won by a huge margin. The party needed to win 326 seats out of 650 in the House of Commons to form a government. According to the latest figures, they managed to bring in 412 MPs. In second place was the Conservative Party (Tories), led by incumbent Prime Minister Rishi Sunak, they managed to take 121 seats. In third place were the Liberal Democrats (71 seats).

The Conservative Party has been in power since 2010, during which time five prime ministers have been replaced. The last one was Rishi Sunak, who was replaced by Keir Starmer.

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