Writing for the BBC, Judith Burns reports on new Sutton Trust research into the background of the new MPs.

Almost a third (32%) of MPs in the new House of Commons went to private school, according to an analysis by an education charity.

Of these, almost one in 10 went to Eton, suggests the Sutton Trust study.

Among Conservative MPs, nearly half (48%) were privately educated, the report indicates.

The figures show “a big challenge still remains” to help “those from less privileged homes to fulfil their potential”, the charity says.

“If Parliament is truly to represent the whole nation, the best people should be able to become MPs, regardless of social background,” said Sutton Trust chief executive Dr Lee Elliot Major.

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