Female MPs in the United Kingdom (UK) 1979-2017, by political party

This statistic displays the number of female Members of Parliament (MPs) in the United Kingdom (UK) from 1979 to 2017, divided by the political party they represented. In 1979, the earliest year recorded in this statistic, the number of female MP's was 19, of which 11 belonged to the Labour Party. From 1983 to 1992 the total number of women in parliament gradually increased from 23 to 60, the amount then doubles to 120 in the aftermath of the 1997 General Election. The largest number of female MPs over the period was recorded in 2017, with 208 in total.

Female members of parliament in the United Kingdom (UK) from 1979 to 2017, by political party

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Release date

November 2018


United Kingdom

Survey time period

1979 to 2017

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