There are only six Asian females who are members of the British Parliament. Although this number is likely to grow in the future, it remains proportionally low given the large number of Asians in Britain today.

Relative to their percentages in the overall population, there probably should be at least 35 or 40 Asian females in Westminster.

In the UK, “Asian” is generally regarded as people descended from immigrants who came from the Indian subcontinent – India, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka.

Three of the six MPs are Muslims.

Here are the six: