A record 12 Indian-origin MPs won seats in the House of Commons after a tense night of UK election+in which no party won a majority. All 10 sitting Indian-origin MPs+ held on to their constituencies whilst two Indian-origin first-timers made it to the House.
International development secretary Priti Patel, 45, of Ugandan-Gujarati heritage, retained her seat in Witham, a working-class heartland, with a comfortable majority of 18,646.
Agra-born Alok Sharma, 49, former minister for Asia Pacific, clung on to Reading West in a tight race against Labour, but saw his majority slashed to 2,876 from 6,650.
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