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Women MPs rise to 30%

15 Dec, 2016
The election of Caroline Johnson (Conservative) in the Sleaford & North Hykeham by-election on 8 December brought the number of women MPs since 1918 up to the same number of men currently sitting in the House of Commons - in other words, 455 women have been elected since 1918, which is exactly the same number of current male MPs.

30% of MPs are women, the highest ever level, and approaching a third.

In international terms, the UK is now 47th in the global league table.
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