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By Darren McCaffrey, Political Correspondent

If you wanted to get a sense of how our politics have changed since Thursday – that was yesterday.

As MPs gathered in the new House of Commons, voters got a first glimpse of Britain’s new political landscape.

The government benches waved Labor MPs for the first time in more than 14 years.

When I say heaved, it was packed with the Commons – purposely built after the Second World War to be too small – unable to accommodate the 412 Labor MPs.

They sat on the stairs, many stood at the back, others were forced onto the stands.

It was a different story on the Conservative benches, grim-faced – at one stage MPs were asked to rally to make it look tougher.

And the Lib Dems, with their record 72 members (the most for a third party in more than 100 years) have replaced the SNP, which has been put in seats at the back.

This Parliament looks not only different from a party point of view but, as Sir Keir Starmer pointed out in his first speech as Prime Minister, from the broadcast box, also the most different.

Of the 650 elected last week, 335 have never been Members of Parliament before. About 263 members are women – more than 40% for the first time.

Ninety MPs have an ethnic minority background – 14% – up from 66 in the last parliament.

Then there are the new, albeit familiar faces too, an emotional Diane Abbott who is now the mother of the house and of course Sir Lindsay Hoyle was very happy to be dragged back to the Speaker’s chair.

Jeremy Corbyn has been returned, and there are now four Green MPs.

But it will take some getting used to seeing Nigel Farage, on the floor of the House, exchanging words with the new Prime Minister, Sir Keir.

Yesterday was full of pleasantries, frankly excitement and sometimes confusion among the new members.

Our new politics, with such a large Parliamentary Labor Party, will be different – ​​but it won’t be long before we doubt the rows and divisions that define this place will emerge.

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