The make-up of the House of Commons is changing at a rapid rate, and is now home to the most diverse MPs to date. Just take the increase in LGBTQ+, ethnic minorities and disabled MPs elected last June. A record number of female MPs saw 208 women take their place, a far cry from 191 in 2015. So far, so progressive – or so it might seem.

However, the Director of 50:50 Parliament’s #AskHerToStand campaign is unconvinced that current progress towards political equality is anything but pitiful.

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