Whatever the election result, Parliament still won't reflect society

Regardless of who wins the general election in May, the Commons will still have a disproportionate number of privately-educated MPs, many of whom have Oxbridge degrees.

A new study on the educational backgrounds of prospective parliamentary candidates in winnable seats (and therefore representative of the Commons' likely make-up in May) was undertaken by Dr Robert de Vries at the University of Oxford (yes, we appreciate the irony).

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