There are 32 million women in the UK, 51% of the population.

But the House of Commons is 68% male.

Of the 650 seats in the House of Commons 442 are occupied by men and 208 women. (Before the 2017 election it was 450 to 191.)

At the current rate, based on the last 4 elections it will take nearly half a century to achieve a balanced Parliament of around 50:50 men and women.

Around 40 countries have proportionally more women in their parliaments than the UK, so this is not an impossible dream.

We only need 117 more women MPs from a population of 32 million women.