There were never more women in UK Parliament. Now there's an exodus

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There were never more women in UK Parliament. Now there's an exodus

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A growing number of female British lawmakers have quit ahead of the UK general election, with some citing vicious abuse and intimidation as reasons for stepping down.

In total, six female politicians have resigned since Monday because of the difficulties of being an MP, personal circumstances, or due to threats.

The exodus comes after a record number of women were elected to Parliament in the 2017 election.

Culture secretary and Conservative MP Nicky Morgan was the latest to resign on Wednesday evening, saying that the "the clear impact on my family and the other sacrifices involved in, and the abuse for, doing the job as a modern MP" were behind her decision.

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