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Abena Oppong-Asare is a British Labour Party politician. She was elected as the Member of Parliament (MP) for Erith and Thamesmead in the 2019 general election. She and Bell Ribeiro-Addy, both elected in the 2019 general election, are the first female British Ghanaian MPs. She was appointed to the Official Opposition frontbench in 2020, becoming Shadow Exchequer Secretary to the Treasury.
Abena Oppong-Asare was born on February 8, 1983 (age 40 years) in Ghana. Oppong-Asare is of Ghanaian descent and studied Politics with International Relations at the University of Kent, where she also attained a master’s degree in International Law with International Relations.
Abena Oppong-Asare is the chair of Labour Women’s Network. From 2014 to 2018, she was a Labour Party Councillor for Erith ward on Bexley Council, serving as Deputy Leader of the opposition Labour Group from 2014 to 2016 and acting as the spokesperson on education. She has also previously served as a parliamentary assistant and constituency liaison officer, and has advised the shadow minister for Preventing Violence Against Women and Girls.
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Oppong-Asare worked at the Greater London Authority prior to her election, supporting GLA members to effectively represent the people of London. During this time, she led community engagement following the Grenfell Tower fire. In 2019, she ran to be the Labour prospective parliamentary candidate in Erith and Thamesmead when the incumbent MP Teresa Pearce announced she would stand down at the next election.
In 2020, Abena Oppong-Asare released a report, Leaving Nobody Behind in Erith and Thamesmead, examining the impact of the pandemic on key groups in her constituency, including disabled people, people from an ethnic minority background, women, young people and those from a lower socio-economic background. The report was widely praised upon publication and picked up by local and national media outlets.
Abena Oppong-Asare was announced on January 14, 2020, as the Parliamentary Private Secretary to the new Shadow Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, Luke Pollard. On 16 April 2020, Oppong-Asare was announced as the Parliamentary Private Secretary to the newly appointed Shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer, Anneliese Dodds.
Oppong-Asare was promoted to Shadow Exchequer Secretary to the Treasury on October 16, 2020, replacing Wes Streeting, who was moved to the position of Shadow Minister for Schools following resignations the previous day relating to the Covert Human Intelligence Sources (Criminal Conduct) Bill.
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In November 2021, the political monitoring organization Vuelio identified Abena Oppong-Asare as amongst the top six MPs who tabled the most Parliamentary Questions that session and in June 2021, PR firm Edelman included her in their list of “ones to watch” from the 2019 intake.
Abena Oppong-Asare husband
Abena Oppong-Asare hasn’t disclosed her husband or partner to the general public. However, in 2022, Abena Oppong-Asare was included in the Women in Westminster 100 list to mark International Women’s Day. Each year, Oppong-Asare holds a political and campaigning Summer School for local young people in which she invites high-profile speakers to deliver training and workshops designed at encouraging political engagement from those often under-represented. As of mid-2022, Abena Oppong-Asare’s husband or partner is unknown to the general public.
Abena Oppong-Asare net worth
How much is Abena Oppong-Asare worth? Abena Oppong-Asare net worth is estimated at around $1.5 million. Her main source of income is from her primary work as a politician. Abena Oppong-Asare’s salary per month and other career earnings are over $400,000 dollars annually. Her remarkable achievements have earned her some luxurious lifestyles and some fancy car trips. She is one of the richest and most influential female politicians in the United Kingdom. Abena Oppong-Asare stands at an appealing height of 1.68m and has a good body weight which suits her personality.