UK Parliament member reveals Nevisian roots

Basseterre, St. Kitts, January 8, 2020 (ZIZ News): One of the recently elected Labour Party candidates in the United Kingdom has revealed her Nevisian roots.

She is Ms. Claudia Webbe who was born In England but expressed that her parents are from Nevis.

Shortly before the UK general election, Ms. Webbe issued the following statement saying, “I am the Labour Party candidate for Leicester East. Leicester is where I was born. Leicester is where I grew up. It’s where I went to school. My family are a part of the Leicester East community. This city is such an important part of my life. I am a daughter of the Windrush Generation.

It was shortly after these comments that Webbe added, “My parents came from Nevis, in the Caribbean, to the UK and settled here in Leicester. Through blood, sweat and tears my parents and others from the Windrush Generation built this country that we know today. As a family, those early days meant we lived in one room with nothing but a paraffin lamp to heat and cook as we faced those racists signs ‘No Dogs. No Irish. No Black.’

Ms. Webbe began serving as the Member of Parliament for Leicester East on December 13, 2019. She was formerly the chairperson of Operation Trident, having participated in its development in the mid- 1990s.

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