A report variety of feminine MPs have been elected to the Home of Commons following the g eneral election – however not within the North East. Some 220 ladies gained seats within the 2019 ballot – up from 208 two years in the past. Nevertheless, males will nonetheless significantly outnumber ladies – with feminine MPs representing simply 34% of the Commons. Advert in an additional signal that ladies nonetheless face many hurdles earlier than a 50/50 Parliament turns into potential, evaluation by HuffPost discovered there have been no feminine candidates in 74 seats – roughly 11.5% – on the 2019 ballot. Learn Extra
Within the North East, a variety of ladies misplaced their seats to males. They embrace Laura Pidcock, former Labour MP in North West Durham, who misplaced to Conservative Richard Holden. Former Redcar Labour MP Anna Turley misplaced to Conservative Jacob Younger. And former Darlington Labour MP Jenny Chapman misplaced to Conservative MP Peter Gibson.
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The area’s new MPs do embrace Conservative Dehenna Davison. She defeated Labour’s Helen Goodman in Bishop Auckland. The report variety of ladies comes simply over 100 years since Nancy Astor turned the primary feminine MP to sit down in Parliament. Girl Astor gained the Plymouth Sutton seat in a by-election in 1919, after her husband ascended to the Home of Lords following the demise of his father. She stood down in 1945 and died in 1964 aged 84.