Parliament and Women

There are more women in the 2015 Parliament than ever before. Almost a third of MPs elected to the House of Commons on 7 May 2015 are women. 

We will be adding more information on women in the new Parliament here as details are confirmed. You will also find here a range of resources from the UK Parliament on women's political rights and representation - yesterday and today.

Women in Parliament Today

Learn more about the women working at Parliament and some of the special roles that they hold.

The Vote and Beyond: a History

Find out more about the history of the campaign for women’s votes and women's representation in the House of Commons and House of Lords

Towards Equality

What is being done to encourage men and women to play a more equal part in UK politics and government?

Events and Outreach

Find out more information about events for women taking place in Parliament and around the UK

Women: Making a difference

An overview with statistics on the increasing number of women in Parliament, brief profiles of selected women MPs and key pieces of legislation that have been pioneered by women.

Latest research from Parliament

Related business in both Houses:

    The State Opening of Parliament will take place on 27 May 2015.
    Relevant business in the new Parliament, including debates, committee inquiries and reports in both Houses, will be added here when details are known.