Diversity in the next parliament

Think tank: British Future

Author(s): Sunder Katwala; Jill Rutter; Steve Ballinger

January 7, 2024

This report from UK think tank British Future looks at analysis and projections of the ethnic and gender balance of the House of Commons in 2024.

New British Future analysis and projections, based candidate selections, find ethnic minority representation in parliament is set to rise to around 12% after the General Election, regardless of the political outcome – making the next UK parliament the most diverse ever.

Yet with the rate of selections of women and ethnic minority candidates stalling, an opportunity for a more significant step change on representation, in what looks set to be a ‘Big change’ election bringing many new MPs to Parliament, could be missed.