The general election produced the highest-ever number of female MPs.
207 women were elected to parliament — 16 more than in 2015. The official figures, published by the House of Commons Library, show that nearly a third of the 650 elected MPs are now female.
While there is one more seat to officially declare — Kensington — here are the overall general election results as of 12.57 p.m. BST (7.57 a.m. ET):
Conservatives: 318 (seats), 13,650,900 (votes), 42.4% (vote share).
Labour: 261, 12,858,652, 40%.
SNP: 35, 977,569, 3%.
Liberal Democrats: 12, 2,367,048, 7.4%.
Green Party: 1, 524,604, 1.6%.
UKIP: 0, 593,852, 1.8%.
DUP: 10, 292,316, 0.9%
The Independent reported that Home Secretary Amber Rudd was the woman who took female numbers past 2015’s total of 191. She held on to her Hastings & Rye seat by just 346 votes after a three-hour recount.
Other notable victories included Jo Swinson. The Liberal Democrat candidate returned to parliament after beating the SNP’s John Nicholson in East Dunbartonshire.
Elsewhere, the SNP’s youngest MP, Mhairi Black, retained her seat in Westminster for Paisley and Renfrewshire South. Caroline Lucas, the joint leader of the Green Party, nearly doubled her majority in Brighton Pavilion.
Theresa May also remains prime minister — for now. May said she will stay in power despite a tumultuous night in which she lost the Conservative Party majority and led to party members and the opposition calling for her to step down. She will do a deal with the Democratic Unionist Party to remain in 10 Downing Street, but there remains huge questions hanging over her future.
Constance Markievicz was the first woman elected to parliament in 1918, but as a member for Sinn Féin she did not take her seat.
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