Moran was the only MP to overturn a seat in her county; the county’s other five seats remained as they were.
Before the election, Moran spoke about her Palestinian origin saying:
My Palestinian background has made me interested at a global level. Politics was always at the dinner table, it primed me to engage.
Moran is born to a British father and a Palestinian mother from Jerusalem, a fact which fills her with pride.
“De facto, I will be a representative of our community in parliament, and it will be a great honour which I take humbly,” she told The New Arab.
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In her interview with the Arab news agency, she said that her international upbringing has had a profound influence on her politics. She grew up in Belgium, Greece, Ethiopia, and Jordan as a result of her father’s career as an international diplomat, Moran speaks French, Arabic, Spanish and some Greek.
Moran mentioned that her worldview of tolerance and diversity found a natural home in the Liberal Democrats, and also an unbroken thread running throughout her family history.
Moran’s great-grandfather, Wasif Jawhariyyeh, wrote extensive memoirs about Palestinian life under Ottoman and British rule, before fleeing after the State of Israel was created.
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