Female MPs

I just spent half an hour counting up the number of female MPs, and find that Parliamentary Service are right on the ball and have the stats already done here.

There are 40 female MPs out of 122, or 32.8%. The 2002 Parliament had 34/120 or 28% so that is a good increase.

Broken down by party, the percentages are:

GRE 4/6 67%
ACT 1/2 50%
LAB 19/50 38%
UNF 1/3 33%
NAT 13/49 27%
MAP 1/4 25%
NZF 1/7 14%
JAP 0/1 0%

National currently has only six out of 27 MPs female or 22% so it is a significant boost with eight new female MPs, and Lynda Scott retiring.

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