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Record number of women elected

12 Jun, 2017

A total of 208 women were elected at the general election on 8 June. This is a record number, bringing the total percentage of women members in the House of Commons to 32%.

67 (21%) of Conservative MPs are women; this represents a numeical fall of 3.

119 (45%) of Labour MPs are women; this represents a numerical increase of 18.

4 (33%) of Liberal Democrat MPs are women, up from just one before the election.

12 (34%) of SNP MPs are women, a numerical reduction of 6.

Although these figures do represent progress overall, it is extremely slow, and it will, at the current rate of progress still take several elections before women constitute 50% of Members of Parliament.

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