Women in politics
Women’s representation is still shockingly low at almost every level of government.
Can you imagine if our country looked like our parliament? Only 32% of Britons would be women. These missing women show that our parliament does not truly represent the nation.
After the 2017 election our parliament now sits at 41st in the women’s representation league tables, between Guyana and Andora. We can’t afford 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.
Counting Women In
The Electoral Reform Society is working as part of the Counting Women In coalition to make the case for change. Find out more at countingwomenin.org.
More information about Women in politics
New Voices: How Welsh politics can begin to reflect Wales
How diverse our elected representatives are is an issue that goes to the very heart of our democracy.
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Women in Westminster
Predicting the number of women in the next Parliament
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