Exclusive: Almost 200 Muslim councillors elected in local elections

19th Jun 2015

Elham Asaad Buaras

187 Muslim councillors were elected (out of 589 Muslim candidates) in the local elections on May 7.

According to data exclusively compiled by The Muslim News, 144 (77 percent) Muslim Labour councilors, 31 Conservatives, 9 Liberal Democrats, 1 Respect, 1 TUSC and 1 UKIP were elected in 116 English Councils.

163 of the 279 councils up for election did not have a Muslim candidate. Twenty three of 86 Muslim female candidates who contested wards were elected. However, the overwhelming majority (88 percent) of successful Muslim candidates elected were male.

Please note: the list exclude parish and town election results.

For full list of the Muslim councillors refer to the hard copy of the newspaper.

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