General election 2017: Record number of female MPs win seats

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We may not know exactly who is going to be leading the country right now, but there's at least one thing we can say with certainty: more women have won seats than ever before.

With just one seat left to declare, there are now 207 women in the House of Commons, representing 32 per cent of all MPs.

In 2015, 191 women were elected, with that number rising to 196 thanks to subsequent by-elections. Prior to that, the number stood at 143.

Among the new names is Labour's Preet Kaur Gill, who picked up a 6,917 majority at Birmingham Edgbaston, also becoming the UK's first female Sikh MP.

However, there is a huge disparity between the two parties. Despite the Conservatives having a clutch of high profile female MPs, they make up just 21 per cent of the total. Meanwhile 45 per cent of Labour MPs are women.

The Greens can claim 100 per cent of their representatives are women, thanks to its sole MP Caroline Lucas, who doubled her majority at Brighton Pavilion.

You can see how the rest of the General Election results turn out by checking out our map and live blog.

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