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Some notable firsts of United Kingdom's general election 2017
The United Kingdom's general election of 2017 took place on June 8, 2017 for 650 parliamentary constituencies for the House of Commons, the lower house of Parliament.

The Conservatives lost 12 seats in Parliament but emerged as the largest party by winning 318 out of 650 total seats, but they no longer hold a majority by falling short of 8 seats.

It may be noted that, in line with the Fixed-term Parliaments Act 2011, an election was not due until May 7, 2020, but a call was given by Prime Minister Theresa May for a snap election.

The call received the necessary two-thirds majority in a 522-to-13 vote in the House of Commons on April 19, 2017 paving the way for snap election.

The Conservative Party, which has governed since 2015, had hoped to get a larger majority for the Conservatives to strengthen the position of the UK in the 'Brexit negotiations' but the results have dismayed them.

Some firsts in the concluded UK election 2017 are as follows:

-The results left the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) with 10 seats as kingmakers to support the Conservatives forming a minority government.

- The newly elected MPs include Britain's first turbaned Sikh MP, Tan Dhesi and the first female Sikh MP, Preet Gill.

-A record number of female and LGBTQ MPs have got elected for the first time.

-This time, 201 female MPs were elected to Parliament; the first time over 200 MPs were female since only 196 female MPs were there in the last Parliament.

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