At least 30 Pakistani-origin contesting UK polls

At least 30 Pakistani-origin contesting UK polls

London (Web Desk): At least 30 Pakistani origin candidates will be contesting the June 8 general elections in the United Kingdom.

London has the highest number of British-Pakistani candidates, with seven in the run in various constituencies.

According to BBC Urdu, lists of candidates released by different political parties, the Labour Party has given more tickets to women and Pakistani-origin citizens than any other party.

About 14 British-Pakistani candidates will represent the Labour Party in the elections. These include Shabana Mahmood, Khalid Mahmood, and Perry Barr in Birmingham, Yasmin Qureshi in Bolton, Naseem Shah and Imran Hussain in Bradford, and Rosena Allin-Khan in Tooting.

More than 3,000 candidates from 350 constituencies are contesting the UK general elections, to be held next month.