Huge well done to Jill Mortimer who won the by-election in Hartlepool, a constituency which has never seen a Conservative or woman MP in the 57 years it has existed.
In Scotland there are 5 new women MSPs taking the total to 21%. Pam Gosal, (second woman of colour ever elected to Holyrood) Tess White, Sharon Dowey, Sue Webber & Meghan Gallacher will all be heading to Holyrood and we wish them the best of luck in the battles ahead to keep the Union together.
In Wales it was disappointing to see the number of women Conservative Senedd members has gone down but we are delighted the first woman of colour has now been elected to the Welsh Parliament. Conservative MS Natasha Asghar has said she wants to inspire and be "a voice" for those who have faced barriers entering politics.
In the UK there were a number of women local candidates who campaigned to make significant gains across England, bringing 13 councils and an extra 235 councillors under Conservative control.
We also have more women Police and Crime Commissioners. Alison Hernandez and Katy Bourne were re-elected in Devon and Cornwall and Sussex and are now joined by Donna Jones in Hampshire, Lisa Townsend in Surrey, Angelique Foster in Derbyshire, Caroline Henry in Nottinghamshire. For comparison, in 2012 2 of the Conservative PCCs elected were women, today there are 6 - a 300% increase!