A local British Muslim website has revealed a list of 24 Muslims expected to be elected this Thursday, as UK braces for snap poll called to break deadlock over Brexit.
This result could make a record for the religious minority.
According to the Muslim News, the list was based on an exclusive analysis of candidates and constituencies.
The 2019 General Elections saw 72 Muslims registered as parliamentary candidates, which is an increase up from 47 in 2017 and seven more than in 2015.
On the Labour lists, 33 Muslims are nominated. Out of them, 16 are likely to be successful, four more than in the previous year.
In 2017, three Muslim Conservatives were elected, all holding their seats won in 2015. But this number is expected to double to six, based on the meticulous research. This is from a total of 22 Muslims standing.
For the first time, the Liberal Democrats look fairly sure of having their first Muslim MPs, with two expected to be elected from a total of 17 putting themselves forward as prospective parliamentary candidates from the party.
Recent research and data have shown that the Muslim electorate can swing the capital’s Kensington and Putney seats, along with 29 others across the UK.
As the Muslim Council of Britain (MCB) released a list of 31 constituencies where Muslim voters could swing seats, pushing for a nationwide voter registration drive, three leading British Muslim organizations also urged Muslims to vote in the upcoming general election to make their voices heard and exercise their civil obligations to fully engage in the society.
The Muslim Council of Britain (MCB), MEND (Muslim Engagement & Development), and Muslim Public Affairs Committee UK (MPACUK) believe that Muslims have the power to decide the next government.
Below is the list compiled by Muslim News for the Muslim candidates:
Bedford | (Lab seat) 1.6% majority: Mohammad Yasin, Lab, 2017 Votes: 46.8 %
Bermondsey & Old Southwark | (Lab seat) 22.2% majority: Humaira Ali, Lib Dem 2017, Votes: 31.1 %
Bethnal Green & Bow | (Lab) 59.2% majority: Rushanara Ali, Lab, 2017 Votes: 71.8 %
Birmingham, Hall Green | (Lab) 62.5% majority: Tahir Ali, Lab, 2017 Votes: 77.6%
Birmingham, Ladywood | (Lab) 69.5% majority: Shabana Mahmood, Lab, 2017 Votes: 82.7%
Birmingham, Perry Barr | (Lab) 41.6% majority: Khalid Mahmood, Lab, 2017 Votes: 68.1%
Bolton South East | (Lab) 31% majority: Yasmin Qureshi, Lab, 2017 Votes: 60.7 %
Bradford East | (Lab) 45% majority: Imran Hussain, Lab, 2017 Votes: 65.4 %
Bradford West | (Lab) 48.1% majority: Naz Shah, Lab, 2017 Votes: 64.7 %
Bromsgrove | (Con) 30.7% majority: Sajid Javid, Con, 2017 Votes: 62 %
Cardiff North | (Lab) 8% majority: Mohamed Ali, Con, 2017 Votes: 42.1 %
Coventry South | (Lab) 16.9% majority: Zarah Sultana, Lab, 2017 Votes: 55 %
Ealing Central & Acton | (Lab) 24.9% majority: Rupa Huq, Lab, 2017 Votes: 59.7 %
Gillingham & Rainham | (Con) 19.3% majority: Rehman Chishti, Con, 2017 Votes: 55.4 %
Hampstead & Kilburn | (Lab) 26.6% majority: Tulip Siddiq, Lab, 2017 Votes: 59 %
Leeds N West | (Lab) 9.1% majority: Kamran Hussain, Lib Dem 2017, Votes: 35 %
Manchester, Gorton | (Lab) 69% majority: Afzal Khan, Lab, 2017 Votes: 76.3 %
Meriden | W Midlands (Con) 35.1% majority: Saqib Bhatti, Con, 2017 Votes: 62 %
Poplar & Limehouse (Lab) 47.1% majority: Apsana Begum, Lab, 2017 Votes: 67.3 %
Tooting | L (Lab) 26.6% majority: Rosena Allin-Khan, Lab, 2017 Votes: 59.6 %
Wakefield | (Lab) 4.7% majority: Imran Ahmad-Khan, Con, 2017 Votes: 45 %
Warrington South | (Lab) 4.1% majority: Faisal Rashid, Lab, 2017 Votes: 48.4 %
Wealden | (Con) 39.1% majority: Nusrat Ghani, Con, 2017 Votes: 61.2 %
West Bromwich East | (Lab) 19.7% majority: Ibrahim Dogus, Lab, 2017 Votes: 58 %