Britain prides itself on being the ‘Mother of all Parliaments’. Yet 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 40th in the women’s representation league tables, between Guyana and Tunisia. 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.
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.