UK elects record number of female MPs

London, In the UK, a record 220 female MPs will take their seats in parliament after this election, but the House of Commons will still fall far short of being gender balanced.

The proportion of female MPs will reach 34 per cent , the highest portion of either chamber in parliament to date.

However, there are stark differences across the party divide: just a quarter of Conservative party MPs are female, whereas the Labour party will now be represented by more women than men � with a record 104 female MPs.

Source: Jordan News Agency