Labor’s Flight Hamilton has become a new member of the British Parliament after winning yesterday’s election in Birmingham’s Erdington.
Hamilton, who until recently worked as a nurse, becomes the first black MP elected from the Birmingham constituency.
Hamilton, a mother of five, has also served as a member of Birmingham City Council for 18 years, first elected to the Holyhead Branch Council in 2004. She was appointed to the Birmingham City Council office in 2015 with responsibilities for health and social affairs. Care.
Hamilton won the election with a majority of 3,266 votes with a turnout of just 27 percent.
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The by-elections were sparked by the death of Labor MP Jack Dromi, who died suddenly in January.
Birmingham Erdington is located north of the city of Birmingham and is best known for its famous Birmingham motorway interchange, the Spaghetti interchange.
It is a relatively deprived place with a low level of home ownership. Since World War II, Erdington has consistently supported Labor. Erdington is the seat in Birmingham in the city that voted for the exit with the largest majority, 63 percent vs. 37 percent, in a referendum in the European Union in 2016.
During the 2022 election campaign, Hamilton was criticized for comments she made at a 2015 event titled “Bulletin or Bullet – Does Your Voice Count?” In which she reportedly said, “I’m not sure we’ll get what what we really deserve in this country using voting, ”before adding,“ But I don’t know if we’re a strong enough group to get what we want when we get up … We’re very annoyed ” . The Labor Party claimed that the comments were taken out of context.