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History made as first female Sikh MP elected

Credit: Labour party

History has been made tonight as the first female Sikh MP has been elected.

Preet Kaur Gill, 44, held Birmingham Edgbaston for Labour with 53.3% of the vote.

The seat was held by Labour's Gisela Stuart since 1997 and was a Tory target after she decide to stand down at this election.

Chair of the Sikh Federation Bhai Amrik Singh said "We are delighted to have the first Sikh woman MP in Preet Kaur Gill in Birmingham, Edgbaston."

"She will be a fantastic MP, a credit to the Sikh community and an excellent role model.

“Credit to the Labour Party leadership for taking the bold step of giving Sikhs the opportunity to fight for winnable seats."