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General Election 2015: women MPs and candidates

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Women MPs

After the 2015 election, 29% of MPs are women, compared to 23% in 2010. 191 women were elected at the 2015 General election, 44 more than in 2010. 191 is the highest ever number of women in the House of Commons.

Women MPs by party include: 99 Labour, 68 Conservative, 20 SNP and no Liberal Democrats.

Labour MPs are just over half (52%) of all women MPs and Conservative 36%. The Labour proportion is higher  relative to their 35% share of total MPs and the Conservative proportion is lower than their 51% of all MPs of both sexes.

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