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UK elections: Mehwish Hayat wishes best of luck to Naz Shah


Aizbah KhanWeb Editor

12th Dec, 2019. 10:22 pm
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UK elections: Mehwish Hayat wishes best of luck to Naz Shah

Mehwish Hayat wished Pakistani origin British politician Naseem Shah AKA Naz Shah and the Labour Party candidate, “the best of luck” for UK general elections 2019.

The star actress took to Twitter and wrote “Wishing you all the best Naz Shah for the election today. Been following the campaigns & do hope that your party wins.”

She further added “Just like Pakistan did, UK also needs some “Tabdeeli”. Wud be gr8 2 see you move across the House from the Shadow Cabinet to the government benches. Good Luck! #GE2019”

Naseem Shah better known as Naz Shah is a Pakistani orgin British Labour Party politician.

She was elected at the 2015 general election as Member of Parliament (MP) for Bradford West, winning the seat from George Galloway of the Respect Party.

In July 2018, she was appointed to a junior Shadow Ministerial role as Shadow Minister of State for Women and Equalities, working alongside the Shadow Secretary of State, Dawn Butler.

Voting Day is underway as United Kingdom is witnessing the polls for the country’s third general election in less than five years.

Polling stations in 650 constituencies across England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland open today from 7am until 10pm.

After the polls close, counting will begin straight away. Most results are due to be announced in the early hours of Friday morning.

A total of 650 MPs will be chosen under the first-past-the-post system used for general elections, in which the candidate who secures the most votes in each individual constituency is elected.

Newcastle Central, in 2017 was the first constituency to declare, announcing its result about an hour after polls closed.

In 2017, the first, Elections in the UK traditionally take place every four or five years.

But, in October, MPs voted for the second snap poll in as many years. It is the first winter election since 1974 and the first to take place in December since 1923.

Anyone aged 18 or over is eligible to vote, as long as they are a British citizen or qualifying citizen of the Commonwealth or Republic of Ireland and have registered to vote. Registration closed on 26 November.

 

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