A poet from Nigeria who lives in the United Kingdom, Ndukwe Onuoha, has become a councillor for his local area as part of the Labour Party.
Onuoha was chosen to speak for the Mackworth and New Zealand location in the Derby City Council.
The people who run Derby said that the poet won and told everyone on Twitter on Friday.
As per the Derby council, Onuoha got 1,168 votes and became a councillor.
The council posted a message on Twitter.
Ndukwe Onuoha, Gaurav Pandey, and John Whitby have won in Mackworth and New Zealand, with the Labour and Conservative parties. The Labour Party won.
Ndukwe Onuoha, Gaurav Pandey, and John Whitby were chosen as winners for the Mackworth and New Zealand elections. Ndukwe Onuoha belongs to the Labour party and Gaurav Pandey belongs to the Conservative party. The Labour party won. #LocalElection2023 – announced by Derby City Council on May 5th, 2023.
Nwando Umeh, a Nigerian person, ran as a Labour Party candidate in an election. She wanted to represent Mackworth and New Zealand area. However, she did not win because she got 1,084 votes. The council announced this.
Remember that if you are from Great Britain or from a country that used to be ruled by Great Britain, like Nigeria, you can try to become a council member in the UK.
A British poet was chosen by his political party in November 2022. He was the only person of African background who won the election.