Record number of women in new UK government

The Labor Party has formed the government after winning the general election of the United Kingdom this year. The party won 412 seats in the election. On the other hand, the Conservative Party got 121 seats. Out of the total 650 seats in the UK Parliament, a party needs to win 326 seats to form a government. This time 242 people won as women parliamentarians.

However, there has been a gradual increase in the number of women legislators winning in the last few elections. Earlier, 220 women MPs were elected in the UK elections in 2019. Before that, 207 people became MPs in 2017 and 196 people won in 2015. That is, the new government of the United Kingdom has been formed with a record number of women.

According to a BBC report, 11 women have made it to the 24-member new cabinet, breaking all previous records in the United Kingdom. Besides, this is the first time in the country’s history that a woman has been appointed as the finance minister.

Rachel Reeves
Rachel Reeves became Britain’s first female finance minister. He is made Chancellor of the Exchequer (Chancellor of the Exchequer) or Finance Minister of the country. Reeves, 45, is the first female finance minister in UK history.

He served at the Bank of England from 2000 to 2006. Rachel said the path to economic growth is stability, investment and reform. He will focus on funding the rebuilding of the UK public service.

The third most important person in the UK government is the Chancellor of the Exchequer. Rachel, who grew up in South London, was first elected as the Member of Parliament for Leeds West in 2010. This time he was elected from the Leeds West and Fudgey seats. In addition to Rachel Reeves, several other women have been given important responsibilities in the new cabinet.

Angela Reiner
Angela Reiner has been appointed as the country’s new Deputy Prime Minister. In addition to this position, he is also responsible for equalization and housing. Reiner (44), who is more left-wing than Starmer, will lead the Labor Party to strengthen workers’ rights and build 1.5 million new homes. He promised affordable, social and council-based housing for the new generation.

Yvette Cooper
55-year-old Yvette Cooper has become the country’s new home minister. He will work on the remaining issues of immigration policy. At the same time, Cooper will also take the responsibility of restoring public trust in the police. He said the Labor Party’s promise to cancel the Rwandan deportation scheme would be implemented on the first day of government.

Cooper also served as a former minister in the last Labor Party-led government. He promised to force the Home Ministry to take a more proactive approach to crime and various police activities.

Bridget Phillipson
Bridget Phillipson (40) has become the new education minister of the British government. He is very close to Starmer. Bridget Phillipson sees Starmer’s promise to break down class lines with better education and increase social mobility as a positive.

The Houghton and Sunderland South MP said he plans to pay for more teachers by transforming schools and ending tax breaks for private schools.

Shabana Mahmud
This time Shabana Mahmud has been made the Minister of Justice. The 43-year-old Tukhor lawyer has come to politics through many ups and downs. She is the second woman to hold the post after former Conservative leader Liz Truss.

He has to work with overcrowded prisons in the country. Most of the country’s prisons are now overcrowded. He is one of the most senior Muslim MPs in the Labor Party. Earlier this year he warned that the Labor Party was losing the trust of British Muslims over its stance on the Gaza war. He urged the party to rebuild its relationship with Muslim voters.

Liz Kendall
Liz Kendall is now Labor and Prisons Minister. He said, the Labor Party will hire 8,500 more mental health workers. He also promised that the sickness benefits bill would fall under the Labor Act.

Louise Haig
This time, Lewis Haig has been made the transport minister. Haig, 36, said all private rail operating companies would gradually come under Great British Railways. All these agreements are expected to be completed within the next four years.

Haig is easily distinguishable from everyone else because of her own style and sense of humour. He served as an officer of London’s Metropolitan Police before being elected as an MP in 2015.

Joe Stevens
57-year-old Joe Stevens has been given the responsibility of the ministry for Wales. He promised to work on a better relationship between the Welsh and UK governments.

Lisa Nandy
Lisa Nandy has been made the UK Government’s Minister for Culture. Lisa, 44, served as shadow minister at the Ministry of International Development Affairs. He also chaired the Labor Friends of Palestine and the Middle East. He rose to prominence working for UN relief aid for Gaza. He has also been vocal about a cease-fire in Gaza.

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Lucy Powell
This time, Lucy Powell was elected as the leader of the House of Commons, the lower house of the British Parliament. The 49-year-old woman was elected from Manchester Central. He has previously held several shadow cabinet posts under Miliband, Corbyn and Starmer. In the 2015 election, he served as the vice-chairman in the election campaign of the Labor Party. However, the Labor Party could not see the face of victory that year.

Angela Smith
Angela Lady Smith (65) has been elected as the leader of the House of Lords, the upper chamber of the British Parliament. He has been a member of Lords for 14 years. He also represented Basildon in the House of Commons from 1997 to 2010.