New Muslim MP’s 2010

We welcome the following British Muslims who take their seat in Parliament. We hope they will serve all their constituents, and be role models for the rest of us.

rushanaraaliRushanara Ali

The first British Muslim of Bangladeshi orgin to be elected to the constituency of Bethnal Green and Bow. Rushanara Ali regained the seat for Labour winning 21,784 of the vote.


remhanchishtiRehman Chishti

One of the first MP’s to win for the Conservative Party. Rehman Chishti won the seat of Gillingham & Rainham from Labour with 21,624 votes.


sajidjavidSajid Javid

Sajid Javid became the second Muslim MP for the Conservative, winning the safe Conservative seat of Bromsgrove with 22,558 votes.


sadiqkhanSadiq Khan

The first British Muslim to be appointed to the Cabinet, Sadiq Khan retained his seat of Tooting winning 22,038 votes.


shabanamahmoodShabana Mahmood

Shabana Mahmood won the seat of Birmingham Ladywood, increasing her share of the vote to 19, 950 votes.


khalidmahmoodKhalid Mahmood

The member for Birmingham Perry Barr regained his seat increasing his share of votes winning 21,142.


yasminqureshiYasmin Qureshi

Joining two other Muslim women MPs, Yasmin Qureshi won the seat of Bolton South East with 18,782 votes.


anassarwarAnas Sarwar

Anas Sarwar is the only Muslim MP in Scotland, winning the seat of Glasgow Central by 15,908 votes.


We congratulate all who took part in this election, even those who could not make this list. By taking part, we have shown confidence in our democratic culture.