Abena Oppong-Asare

Abena Oppong-Asare (born 8 February 1983)[1] is a British Labour Party politician. She was elected as the Member of Parliament (MP) for Erith and Thamesmead in the 2019 general election.[2] She and Bell Ribeiro-Addy, both elected in the 2019 general election, are the first female British Ghanaian MPs.[3][4]

Abena Oppong-Asare
Official portrait, 2019
Shadow Exchequer Secretary to the Treasury
Assumed office
16 October 2020
LeaderKeir Starmer
Preceded byWes Streeting
Member of Parliament
for Erith and Thamesmead
Assumed office
12 December 2019
Preceded byTeresa Pearce
Majority3,758 (9.1%)
Personal details
Born
Abena Oppong-Asare[1]

(1983-02-08) 8 February 1983 (age 38)
Political partyLabour
Alma materUniversity of Kent (BA, MA)
OccupationPolitician
WebsiteOfficial website

She was appointed to the Official Opposition frontbench in 2020, becoming Shadow Exchequer Secretary to the Treasury.[5]


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