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34 Bangladeshi-origin candidates contest seats in UK general election

Staff Correspondent: In the July 4 general election, 34 candidates of Bangladeshi descent are competing across various parties and as independents. Notably, six female candidates nominated by the Labour Party are seen as having strong prospects for victory.
The main opposition Labour Party has nominated eight candidates of Bangladeshi origin, including four sitting MPs who have been renominated: Rushanara Ali (Bethnal Green and Stepney), RupaHuq (Ealing Central and Acton), Tulip Siddiq (Hampstead and Kilburn), and Apsana Begum (Poplar and Limehouse).
The Conservative Party has fielded two candidates: Atiq Rahman (Tottenham, North London) and Syed Saiduzzaman (Ilford South).
Six Bangladeshi-origin candidates are representing the Workers Party of Britain, while the Green Party has nominated three. Reform UK, the Liberal Democrats, the Socialist Party, and the Scottish National Party each have one candidate of Bangladeshi origin.
Additionally, eleven candidates are running as independents.
In 2015, there were 11 British-Bangladeshi candidates in the UK parliamentary elections, which rose to 14 in 2019. This year’s UK elections see a record number of 4,515 candidates contesting for 650 seats in the House of Commons. A total of 98 political parties, ranging from major to smaller entities, are participating in the ongoing UK elections. There is strong competition as each constituency has at least five candidates, with the highest number being 13 for a single seat.

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