A London pharmacist has won the general election from Coventry.
Standing as a candidate for the Labour Party, Taiwo Owatemi won the Coventry North West seat in a closely fought election.
The 27-year old pharmacist from Greenwich in London received 20,918 votes, just 208 more than her nearest Conservative Party rival, Clare Golby, who got 20,710 votes, in what was considered a safe seat for Labour.
The Pharmacists’ Defence Association (PDA) congratulated the newly elected MP for Coventry North West for her election victory via a tweet this morning:
— The PDA (@the_pda) December 13, 2019
Owatemi had won her party’s nomination as candidate for Coventry North West in a tightly fought battle beating her nearest rival 65-60.
I'm pleased to have been selected as @UKLabour candidate from @WestClp.
I'd like to thank @desarthur4covnw for running such a gracious campaign and wish him all the best.
I'd also like to thank everyone who campaigned and voted for me. Looking forward to keeping the seat red.
— Taiwo Owatemi (@TaiwoOwatemi) November 2, 2019