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Record number of female MPs have won seats in UK general election

Dec 13, 2019 - CNN
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(CNN) -- More women MPs have been elected to the House of Commons than ever before, according to the Press Association news agency, breaking the previous record of 208.

A number of well-known female MPs -- including Liberal Democrat leader Jo Swinson, ex-Conservative rebel Anna Soubry and Labour rising star Laura Pidcock -- all lost their seats, but newly successful female candidates have more than made up for their departures.

Swinson was replaced by Amy Callaghan of the SNP, whi...