On Thu, 1 May 1997, Stephanie Steely wrote:
> 2) During the course of the evening, there was no mention of
> N.I. or report of returns from there. Did they not participate in the
> election or were the results simply not reported?
Their results will be coming in today.
> 3) I was pleasantly surprised to see so many women winning seats
> in Parliament. Did this election represent a sizeable increase in the
> number of women elected or have women held a large number of seats for
> some time now?
That would be an increase. Labour deliberately ran women as first-time
candidates in many areas, as a matter of policy.