Britain prides itself on being the ‘Mother of all Parliaments’. Yet Women’s representation is now stagnating or in decline at almost every level of government.
FPTP: An enemy to women’s representation
• FPTP favours the status quo. Single member constituencies discourage parties from standing new candidates.
• FPTP’s punch and judy style politics puts many women off
• Countries with fairer voting systems tend to have twice as many women in their parliaments
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Can you imagine if our country looked like our parliament? Only 1 in 5 Britons would be women. These missing women are one of the most visible signs that our parliament does not truly represent the nation.
We can’t afford to be to be left lagging behind on the fundamental issue of women’s representation.
At the current rate of change, a child born today will be drawing her pension before she has an equal say in the government of her country. We think we can do better than that.
The Society is working as part of the Counting Women In coalition to make the case for change. Find out more at countingwomenin.org
More about Counting Women IN
The Counting Women In campaign is run by a new coalition of five leading campaigning organisations in democracy and women’s rights. Meet the Coaltion partners…
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