Nadhim Zahawi and Gisela Stuart
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MPs born abroad: Nadhim Zahawi and Gisela Stuart

1 April 2014 Last updated at 14:37 BST

Two MPs born abroad explained how they came to the UK and started a life in Britain before entering politics.

Bavarian-born Gisela Stuart, who represents Neville Chamberlain's former Birmingham seat, spoke of her "imaginary conversations with him".

And the Labour MP said she was not English, but "I can say I am British, and that's a wonderful unifying thing."

Tory MP Nadhim Zahawi, born in in Baghdad to a Kurdish family, recalled learning English at school and how he had "a most extraordinary life here" and now represented a Warwickshire seat with a 98.6% white population.

Green Party leader Natalie Bennett described her move from Australia to the UK, after the panel watched a Daily Politics film on MPs who were born abroad.

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