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This briefing paper provides a list of all the women who have ever been elected to the House of Commons, since the passage of the Representation of the People Act 1918, which allowed women to stand as parliamentary candidates from 1918.
In total, since 1918, there have been 489 women MPs.
Of the 650 seats in the House of Commons (one of which is currently vacant), 208 are held by women MPs.
This list provides the names of the women MPs in order of first election, the party they were first elected for, the constituency or constituencies they represented and their dates as MPs.
Commons Briefing papers SN06652
Author: Richard Kelly