More than 200 women were elected to Parliament on Thursday, meaning there will be a historic high number of female MPs in the House of Commons.
The number of female MPs elected eclipsed the previous high of 191 women from the 2015 election early on Thursday morning.
It also surpassed the 196 female MPs elected during the course of the last parliament, which included subsequent by-elections.
Amber Rudd, the Home Secretary, who held her seat of Hastings and Rye following a recount, took the figure to 192.
Caroline Lucas holding her Brighton Pavilion seat for the Greens – with an increased majority – then pushed the total number of women MPs to 201.
Britain also celebrated its first female Sikh MP when Labour’s Preet Kaur Gill won the Birmingham Edgbaston seat.
It was not until the 2015 parliament that the total number of female MPs in history surpassed the number of male MPs in a single parliament (454).
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