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More Women Than Ever Before Elected to Parliament in U.K. Snap Polls

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Though the U.K. election might have produced poor results for Theresa May and her Conservative Party, the June 8 snap polls led to banner outcomes for other female lawmakers, as more women than ever before will now hold positions in Parliament.

At least 207 women were chosen by U.K. constituents to be representatives in the House of Commons, trumping the previous record of 196 women by 11 seats, according to the Guardian.

The new record means that just under one-third of representatives in the 650-member House of Commons will be women, leaving a more than two-to-one ratio of men to women in place.

“In terms of women, the fight is still on,” said Frances Scott, founder and director of a campaign for gender balance in the U.K. government called 50:50 Parliament.

“There have been some fantastic women elected,” Scott added. “The result is good, but it’s not good enough.”

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