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How Did the Candidates of African Heritage Fare?

The BBC News website’s Africa desk team have been keeping an eye on 10 candidates in the UK elections who are of African heritage.

They were all MPs in the previous parliament and have all won their seats again:

* Helen Grant who has a Nigerian father won Maidstone and the Weald for the Conservative party taking 56.4% of the vote

* Adam Afriyie who has a Ghanain father won Windsor for the Conservative taking 64.4% of the vote

* Mark Hendrick who is British-Somali won Preston for the Labour party taking 68% of the vote

* Chuka Umunna who has a Nigerian father won Streatham for the Labour party taking 68.5% of the vote

* Chi Onwurah who has a Nigerian father won Newcastle Central for the Labour party taking 64.9% of the vote

* Sam Gyimah both of whose parents are Ghanaian won Surrey East for the Conservative party with 59.6% of the vote

* Kwasi Kwarteng both of whose parents are Ghanaian won Spelthorne for the Conservative party with 57.3% of the vote

* Kate Osamor both of whose parents are Nigerian won Edmonton for the Labour party with 71.5% of the vote

* James Cleverly whose mother is Sierra Leonean won Braintree for the Conservative party with 62.8% of the vote

* Priti Patel whose parents are Ugandan Asians won Witham for the Conservative party with 64.3% of the vote

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