2017 general election

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The 2017 general election was held on the 8th of June. It was called by Prime Minister Theresa May in the hope of securing a larger majority in the context of negotiations to withdraw from the European Union, but the Conservatives lost ground, and Mrs May then formed a minority government with the support of the Democratic Unionist Party.


45 out LGBTQ MPs were elected, a net gain of six,

Those elected were as follows:[1]



Scottish National Party

Two incumbent LGBTQ MPs were ousted: John Nicolson of the SNP in East Dunbartonshire and Tory Ben Howlett in Bath.


  1. Andrew Reynolds. The UK just elected a record number of LGBTQ people to Parliament, Pink News, 9 June 2017.