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The UK’s new parliament is its most diverse ever

Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson speaks during a Conservative Party event following the results of the general election in London, Britain
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White men win again — but not nearly as much as before
  • Amanda Shendruk
By Amanda Shendruk

Visual journalist

The UK’s general election last week was decisive. It marked a significant win for the Conservatives, a straight-forward path for Brexit, and a resounding denunciation of the Labour party’s leader, Jeremy Corbyn.

Lost in the post-election commotion however, was another decisive statement: parliament now has a historic number of women, ethnic minorities, and LGBTQ members.

The new parliament has 63 non-white members, up from 52 at dissolution; 220 women, an increase of nine; and 50 who are openly LGBTQ, three more than last time.

For more specifics, select demographics below to see how this parliament is different from the last.

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