2015 general election

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Distribution of seats after the election
The 2015 General Election was held on 7 May 2015, in accordance with the

Fixed-term Parliaments Act 2011. The result was a narrow Conservative majority over all other parties combined. In Scotland, the SNP (Scottish National Party) won all but three seats. The Labour and Liberal Democrat parties lost significant numbers of seats, and UKIP won only one seat despite receiving four million votes.

LGBT history

Following the election, there are 27[1] LGBT MPs, making it "the most ever recorded in the world", according to Professor Andrew Reynolds of the University of North Carolina.[2]

The new LGBT MPs are:

Existing LGBT MPs re-elected were:

The following lost their seats:

Additionally Greg Barker (Bexhill and Battle; Conservative) did not stand for re-election.

References

  1. Number disputed
  2. http://www.pinknews.co.uk/2015/05/08/does-the-uk-now-have-the-most-lgbt-elected-mps-in-the-world/. Pink News 8 May 2015. Accessed: 2015-05-14. (Archived by WebCite® at http://www.webcitation.org/6YW8a1nuB)