General Election 2017 – Analysis

The House of Commons Library published a briefing paper that contains detailed results and an extensive analysis of the 2017 General Election held on 8th June. It provides election results by party & constituency, as well as an analysis of voter trends, MP characteristics, and much more.

208 women (32% of the total) were elected – the greatest number ever. According to the British Future think-tank a total of 12 MPs from a black and minority ethnic background were newly-elected, taking the total to 52 (8% of all MPs).

The oldest elected MP was Dennis Skinner (Lab, Bolsover), aged 85. The youngest, at age 22, was Mhairi Black (SNP, Paisley and Renfrewshire South). The MP with the longest continuous service (the Father of the House) is Kenneth Clarke (Con, Rushcliffe), who has 47 consecutive
years of service since 1970. With the defeat of David Winnick (Lab, Walsall North), there are no remaining MPs who served in Parliament during the 1960s.

These facts and more can be found in the full report which can be downloaded from:

General Election 2017: full results and analysis (pdf)