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Meet the first female Conservative MPs in Wales

The three women, Sarah Atherton, Virginia Crosbie and Fay Jones were all elected as Members of Parliament Credit: ITV Wales

It was a historic night in Welsh politics as Wales elected its first female Conservative MPs.

The three women, Sarah Atherton, Virginia Crosbie and Fay Jones were elected in a night which saw the Conservatives almost double their seats in Wales.

  • So what do we know about them?

Virginia Crosbie (Ynys Mon)

Virginia is from Essex but has promised to make her home in Ynys Mon Credit: Virginia Crosbie

Virginia Crosbie was a last minute choice of candidate having been chosen less than 24 hours before nominations closed.

She is from Essex but has promised to make her home in Ynys Mon if elected.

A former Maths teacher, Crosbie has been prominent in "Women to Win", a Tory group set up under Theresa May to try to get more Conservative MPs into parliament.

She won her seat with a majority of 1,968.

Sarah Atherton (Wrexham)

Sarah Atherton volunteered as a community councillor before being elected Credit: Sarah Atherton

Sarah Atherton is a former nurse and social worker, who went on to run her own microbrewery in Wrexham.

Before being elected she volunteered as a community councillor.

During the campaign, Atherton received criticism for a lack of Welsh language in her campaign material.

She won her seat with a majority of 2,131.

Fay Jones (Brecon & Radnorshire)

Fay Jones is the daughter of Gwilym Jones Credit: Fay Jones

Fay Jones has worked as an assistant to an MEP in Brussels and as a researcher for the Prince of Wales.

She is the daughter of Gwilym Jones, who was Conservative MP for Cardiff North between 1983 - 1997 and served as a Welsh Office minister.

Last summer, Jones volunteered to coordinate Boris Johnson’s leadership campaign in Wales.

She won her seat with a majority of 7,131.