United Kingdom - House of Commons


In the 57th Parliament of the United Kingdom (2017), 32.07% of representatives were women (208.39 out of 649.75)


This graph shows the respective contributions to overall gender representation of the bottom three and top three parties. Parties with a high proportion of women may still rank as having low contributions because of low total numbers of representatives.

0% represents the hypothetical gender balance of the chamber without each party in turn (see methodology) rather than 50/50.


The party that has the highest positive influential on the gender balance is Labour.

45.62% of this party's representatives are women. These 118.94 women account for 57.08% of all women elected in this period.

Including this party raises the representation of women by 9.08%.


The party that has the highest negative influential on the gender balance is Conservative.

21.14% of this party's representatives are women. These 67 women account for 32.15% of all women elected in this period.

Including this party lowers the representation of women by -10.42%.


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