Fawcett welcomes an increase in women MPs
The Fawcett Society has welcomed the increase in women representatives in Parliament following the 2015 General Election.
Commenting, Belinda Phipps, Fawcett Chair said: “We are really pleased that there has been an increase, albeit a small increase, in women MPs in the House of Commons. We know that when women are part of the legislative and decision-making process, better decisions are made.
“We particularly welcome the fact that the parties are turning to women to lead the way, with two new party leaders in Harriet Harman for Labour and Suzanne Evans for UKIP. Together with Nicola Sturgeon, Natalie Bennett and Leanne Wood, that makes women a formidable force in the new political world.”
The breakdown as Fawcett sees it to date:
|Party||Number of women MPs||Percentage 2015||Percentage 2010|
Female party leaders as of today are:
Harriet Harman for Labour
Nicola Sturgeon for SNP
Suzanne Evans for UKIP
Leanne Wood for Plaid Cymru
Natalie Bennett for the Green Party
Find out more in our election results blog
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