Newly-elected MPs post selfies as they share excitement over new chapter in Westminster

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Some of the newly-elected MPs have been sharing their excitement as they prepare to take their seats in Westminster for the first time following last week's landslide election.

There has been a massive shake up in the ranks of the House of Commons following Thursday's vote, with an intake of 139 new MPs due to officially start work this week.

Although the Palace of Westminster might be daunting from the outside, some have been excitedly describing the start of their new political chapter as "like the first day at a new school".

Gagan Mohindra, new Conservative Member of Parliament for South West Hertfordshire, was among those who shared their joy, writing: "On may way to Westminster.

"Feels a bit like the first day at a new school #ConservativeMajority #GetBrexitDone #NewChapter"​

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Christian Wakeford, the new representative for Bury South showed the less glamorous side of power by being on a train at 5.30am.

He wrote: "Reality with a bump, 5:33 train down to #Westminster not a morning person at all but couldn't be happier to be on this train."

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However, he did catch a glimpse of the tower which holds Big Ben up close once he made it to central London.

He wrote: "Feeling real now."

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Other MPs taking to social media included Dehenna Davison, Tory parliamentarian for Bishop Auckland.

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And Aaron Bell, the new MP for Newcastle-Under-Lyme in Staffordshire, tweeted a picture of himself smiling in front of the Palace of Westminster, adding: "Good morning Newcastle. A new dawn has broken, has it not?"

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Amy Callaghan, who took Jo Swinson's Dunbartonshire East seat, was all smiles as she headed to Westminster to sit for the Scottish National Party.

Fellow SNP representative Patrick Grad shared a picture of the two on the train together on their way to London and wrote: "Heading to Westminster and ready to take on the Tories with expanded @theSNP group."

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Boris Johnson is set to welcome the 109 new Conservative MPs - many of them from former Labour areas across the north and Midlands - on Monday evening.

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