Friday, June 9, 2017

A record number of LGBT people elected to UK Parliament


The UK has elected a record number of LGBT people to Parliament.

45 out LGBT MPs were elected on June 8, a net gain of six.

2015 – 39 – 17 CON: 14 LAB: 8 SNP
2017 – 45 – 19 CON: 19 LAB: 7 SNP

The 45 represent 7% of the new House of Commons and is the highest level of representation ever in Britain and the world, representing a rise from 2015.

31 of the MPs are from England, 10 from Scotland, and 4 from Wales. Scotland continues to lead the way in the inclusion of LGBT voices in politics at 17%.

The 45 MPs do not reflect the diversity of the UK LGBT community. There are 36 men and 9 women. None are transgender.

19 CONSERVATIVE (6%):
Stuart ANDREW – Pudsey
Crispin BLUNT – Reigate
Nick BOLES – Grantham & Stamford
Conor BURNS – Bournemouth West
Alan DUNCAN – Rutland & Melton
Nigel EVANS – Ribble Valley
Mike FREER – Finchley & Golders Green
Nick GIBB – Bognor Regis & Littlehampton
Justine GREENING – Putney
Nick HERBERT – Arundel & South Down
Margot JAMES – Stourbridge
Daniel KAWCZYNSKI – Shrewsbury & Atcham
Mark MENZIES – Fylde
Damien MOORE – Southport
David MUNDELL – Dumfriesshire, Clydesdale & Tweeddale
Lee ROWLEY – Derbyshire North East
Iain STEWART – Milton Keynes South
Ross THOMSON – Aberdeen South
William WRAGG – Hazel Grove


19 LABOUR (7%):
Angela EAGLE – Wallasey
Clive BETTS – Sheffield South East
Nick BROWN – Newcastle upon Tyne East
Ben BRADSHAW – Exeter
Chris BRYANT – Rhondda
Dan CARDEN – Liverpool Walton
Stephen DOUGHTY – Cardiff South & Penarth
Nia GRIFFITH – Llanelli
Gerald JONES – Merthyr Tydfil & Rhymney
Gerard KILLEN – Rutherglen & Hamiton West
Peter KYLE – Hove
Gordon MARSDEN – Blackpool South
Sandy MARTIN – Ipswich
Luke POLLARD – Plymouth, Sutton
Steve REED – Croydon North
Lloyd RUSSELL-MOYLE – Brighton Kemptown
Cat SMITH – Lancaster & Fleetwood
Wes STREETING – Ilford North
Stephen TWIGG – Liverpool West Derby

7 SNP (20%):
Hannah BARDELL – Livingston
Mhairi BLACK – Paisley & Renfrewshire South
Joanna CHERRY – Edinburgh South West
Angela CRAWLEY – Lanark & Hamilton East
Martin DOCHERTY – West Dunbartonshire
Stuart McDONALD – Cumbernauld, Kilsyth & Kirkintilloch
Stewart McDONALD – Glasgow South


Some LGBT MP of the previous legislature


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