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Ireland's first gay prime minister is formally elected Leo Varadkar has made history in Ireland by becoming the country’s first openly gay prime minister, as well as the youngest... Archive Politics
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Political and media rivals unite ahead of Jo Cox-inspired weekend of unity A year on from the murder of MP Jo Cox, this weekend’s Great Get Together will see people and organisations who usually sit on opposing side... Politics Society
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Voters elect the most diverse parliament ever There will be a record 51 ethnic minority MPs in the new House of Commons, telling a ‘positive story about integration’... Politics Society
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Defying expectations: 5 gains for democracy from GE2017 Following a rollercoaster general election in which voters called the prime minister Theresa May's bluff and Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn's a... Politics Society
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Record number of female MPs win seats in 2017 general election A record number of female MPs will take up seats in the House of Commons after more than 200 women were elected in Thursday’s general electi... Politics Society
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More than half the MPs elected this week went to comprehensive schools More than half the MPs in the new House of Commons are state educated, research shows... Politics
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