Record number of women elected to British Parliament

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It's official -- Britain will have more women members of Parliament than ever before. On a dramatic night that shook the political establishment to its core and forced Prime Minister Theresa May to place her Conservative Party into a coalition with Northern Ireland's Democratic Unionist Party, some 207 female lawmakers were elected to the House of Commons.

There was also history made in the constituency of Birmingham Edgbaston, where Preet Kaur Gill became the first Sikh woman to be elected to Parliament.

Rudd won her constituency in Hastings and Rye by a few hundred votes The Women's Equality Party ran seven candidates in this year's election but failed to win a single seat.

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