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Women Members of Parliament: Background Paper

Published Wednesday, May 9, 2018

This briefing paper provides a list of all the women who have ever been elected to the House of Commons.

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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 Parliament (Qualification of Women) Act 1918, which allowed women to stand as parliamentary candidates from 1918.

Of the 650 seats in the House of Commons, 209 are held by women MPs.

In total, since 1918, there have been 490 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

Topics: Election results : UK, House of Commons, Members of Parliament

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