Parliament and Women

There were more women in the 2010-2015 Parliament than ever before. Over one in five of all MPs and members of the House of Lords were women. 

Here you can find all the latest news, research and 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 held in the 2010-15 Parliament.

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

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Parliament is dissolved from 30 March 2015. The next Parliament is not expected to meet until 18 May 2015.