The number of state-educated MPs sitting in the House of Commons has risen to a record high, new data has revealed.
MPs educated at comprehensive schools now make up 51 per cent of the Commons – the highest number since Sutton Trust began recording figures.
The report by the social mobility think-tank found 29 per cent of MPs in 2017’s Parliament were privately educated, while 18 per cent attended grammar schools.
While the figures reveal undeniable progress in equal opportunities, the report also found one in ten MPs had attended Eton, one of the UK’s most exclusive public schools.
Conservative MPs were disproportionately privately educated, with 45 per cent attending private schools, compared to 14 per cent of their Labour counterparts.
The data found 86 per cent of MPs to be university graduates, with 23 per cent attending Oxford or Cambridge.