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Friday, 08 May 2015 - 13:34
Ranil Jayawardena becomes UK MP
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Ranil Jayawardena British National of Sri Lankan origin secured a seat in the British parliament. Jayawardena contested under the Conservative ticket for the NE Hampshire Constituency, taking a near-30,000 vote majority over the Liberal Democrats, foreign media stated. 

Conservative candidate Mr. Jayawardena will take the reins from James Arbuthnot, who bowed out after nearly 30 years as MP for North East Hampshire.

During Thursday's vote (May 7), Mr Jayawardena took 35,573 votes in total, a staggering 29,916 votes ahead of Liberal Democrat candidate Graham Cockarill. 

 


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