At the polls

UK elections put a record number of women in Parliament seats

Mhairi Black (R) and Gavin Newlands (L) / Esley Martin/AFP/Getty Images

After the UK elections this week, nearly a third of MPs are now women. The historic election placed a record amount of females in seats in the House of Commons, 182 in all. Among them, Mhairi Black, a 20-year old member of the Scottish Nationalist Party who became the U.K.’s youngest lawmaker since 1667. To achieve parity, 325 women would need to be elected. Harriet Harman, deputy to Ed Miliband who resigned on Friday, will become acting leader of the Labour party.

Read the full story at the Daily Mail.

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