Highest ever number of female MPs elected into Parliament

Parliament is now 34 percent female.

The highest ever number of female MPs were elected into parliament in yesterday’s election, raising the number from 209 to 219 female MPs. 

The remaining 431 seats went to men, meaning women now make up 34 percent of parliament. 

Labour boasts the highest number, with 104 women MPs. However, this has dropped since the 2017 election, where 119 women were elected. 

Still, the party now has more women than male MPs. 

Meanwhile, two thirds of the Lib Dems voted in yesterday are women.

That’s not including party leader, Jo Swinson, who lost her seat to the Scottish National Party.

The SNP declared a third of their parliamentarians as women. 

Only a quarter of MPs elected in the Conservative party are women, an increase to 86 from the 67 MPs that were elected in the 2017 election. 

The rise in women MPs has pushed the UK from 39th to 35th in the global ranking of gender equality in parliaments. 

A record number of women, 1124, ran in the election.

As well as an increase in gender equality, more BAME MPs were also elected, meaning 10 percent of the house is now made up of BAME MPs, compared to 8 percent in 2017.

Labour saw an increase from 32 to 41 parliamentarians who are from a diverse background. 

The Conservatives recruited three new BAME MPs.

A total of 65 BAME MPs now sit in the House.

Meka Beresford is a freelance journalist. Follow her on Twitter.

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2 Responses to “Highest ever number of female MPs elected into Parliament”

  1. Julia Gibb

    Pathetic response to last night. Articles put up that pretend it didn’t happen.
    You have English Labour voters turning to the Tories! THE TORIES!
    The Scottish Labour Party are still fighting to keep Scotland under a extreme Right Wing Tory Party. The only remaining Labour MP is propped up by Tory voters.

    Labour ignored Scotland. Labour refuse to even consider that a democratic mandate for a Referendum has been achieved time and time again. Long before Brexit Scotland went from plus 50 MPs to ONE. However Corbyn played the key part in the collapse in England.

    We will all now have to suffer because Labour refuse to listen to ANYBODY.

  2. nshgp

    England and Wales are going the same way as Scotland for Labour. Labour is irrelevant.

    Labour offer no solution. Labour were depressing.

    Boris was optimistic. He has a solution for Brexit.

    What he doesn’t have is a solution for the socialist debts, pensions, and neither do any of the politicians. Well, to be more accurate palatable solution. The actual solution is going to be not to pay the pensions.

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