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A Proud Moment: Labour Party's historic landslide win sees record 10 Sikh MPs elected to UK Parliament

Tanmanjeet Singh Dhesi and Preet Kaur Gill, who have earlier been vocal advocates for Sikh and other minority issues in UK Parliament, were re-elected for their third consecutive terms. Tanmanjeet Singh Dhesi, re-elected by the constituents of Slough, expressed his gratitude and commitment to working towards change, unity, and progress under the new Labour government.

The Labour Party achieved a historic landslide victory in the UK parliamentary elections, securing a significant number of seats and marking a pivotal change in the political landscape. This victory was particularly notable for the Sikh community, as a record 10 Sikh members were elected to Parliament, all representing the Labour Party. Among these, five are women and five are men.

Tanmanjeet Singh Dhesi and Preet Kaur Gill, who have earlier been vocal advocates for Sikh and other minority issues in UK Parliament, were re-elected for their third consecutive terms. Tanmanjeet Singh Dhesi, re-elected by the constituents of Slough, expressed his gratitude and commitment to working towards change, unity, and progress under the new Labour government.

He conveyed his appreciation on X (formerly known as Twitter), stressing the collective effort that led to his victory. Similarly, Preet Kaur Gill, who represents Birmingham Edgbaston, celebrated her re-election, thanking her supporters and reaffirming her dedication to serving her community. Among the newly elected Sikh MPs are several first-time parliamentarians who have made significant breakthroughs in their respective constituencies.

Kirith Entwistle, also known as Kirith Ahluwali, made history as the first woman MP for Bolton North East, winning with over 16,000 votes. Sonia Kumar became the first woman MP from Dudley, while Harpreet Kaur Uppal secured the Huddersfield seat. Satvir Kaur triumphed in the Southampton Test constituency with a notable margin, and Warinder Juss won from Wolverhampton West, both joining Parliament for the first time.

Dr Jeevun Sandher and Jas Athwal also made their parliamentary debuts, representing Loughborough and Ilford South, respectively. Additionally, Gurinder Singh Josan won the Smethwick seat, marking his entry into Parliament. The Labour Party's sweeping victory comes after more than a decade in opposition. The party secured 410 seats in the 650-seat House of Commons, while the Conservatives managed to win only 118 seats.

The Labour Party's promises of unity, progress, and a revitalised economy resonated with voters, leading to this unprecedented outcome. 

- With inputs from agencies

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