Women2Win is delighted with the General Election which has resulted in 27 new Conservative women MPs. This means there are now 68 Conservative women MPs which is an increase of over 40% on 2010.
Women now make up 20.5% of the Parliamentary Party.
Commenting on the result, W2W Co-Chair Guy Opperman MP said:
“This is a fantastic result, but clearly there is still a long way to go. Women2Win (W2W) was set up ten years ago to help encourage, support and mentor Conservative women into the House of Commons.. At that time we had just 17 female MPs.
“This has been a team effort. The hard yards to get to this point have been exerted by the Conservative Women’s Organisation, as well as the ground-breaking support provided by Sarah Newton MP and Carolyn Chisholm, co-chairs in charge of candidates at CCHQ during the last parliament. In addition, female cabinet ministers, like Theresa May and Nicky Morgan, have played a big part as role models for the candidates and new MPs.”