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House Of Commons – State Of The Parties – 1997

The first table shows the state of the parties in the House of Commons following the General Election of May 1, 1997.

The Blair Labour government has a majority of 180.

The second table shows the numbers of women elected to the House.

House of Commons – State of the Parties 1997
Number of Seats
Labour 417
Conservative 162
Liberal Democrats 46
Ulster Unionists 10
Scottish National Party >6
Plaid Cymru 4
Social Democratic & Labour Party 3
Ulster Democratic Unionist Party 2
Sinn Fein
(Have not taken their seats)
United Kingdom Unionist 1
Independent 1
The Speaker and 3 Deputies
(Do not normally vote)
Vacant seat
(Uxbridge – Death of Sir Michael Shersby)


Number of women MPs

House of Commons – Number of Women MPs 1997
Number of Women
Labour 101
Conservative 13
Liberal Democrats 3
Scottish National Party 2
Speaker 1


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