First Sri Lanka born MP in New Zealand Parliament

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Sri Lankan-born Human Rights lawyer in New Zealand, Vanushi Walters has won the seat in Auckland’s Upper Harbour.

She is the first Sri Lankan born Member of New Zealand’s Parliament

Labour’s Vanushi Walters has won the race to be Upper Harbour MP in northwest Auckland, taking over from retiring National MP Paula Bennett.

She claimed a narrow victory over National candidate Jake Bezzant, a former tech company chief executive and cricketer for Hamilton, receiving 14,142 votes to Bezzant’s 12,727, stated the Stuff Site.