women in politics

26 May 2017

Diversity deserts: 7.5m people can’t vote for a woman this election

There’s good news and bad news when it comes to women’s representation this election. The good news is this: analysis by the Press Association suggests a record number of women could be elected on June 8 th , meaning (nearly) a third of MPs will be women. The bad news? The progress is glacial – and in some cases we’re going backwards. While any rise in women MPs is welcome, the projected result […]
27 Apr 2017

Where are the women in May's local election?

Jess Blair highlights the problem of diversity ahead of next week’s council elections. Since the Prime Minister’s unexpected announcement of a General Election last week there’s been little time to talk of anything else. Our 24 hour news cycle is now dominated by images of May, Corbyn et al traveling the country and trying to persuade us voters that they are the right choice to lead after June […]
25 Apr 2016

A stagnating Senedd?

Mae fersiwn Cymraeg o’r blog yma ar gael yma // A Welsh-language version of this blog is available here Read ‘ Women in the National Assembly ’ here In general, diversity in Parliaments is on the rise across the UK and the world. But it’s by no means inevitable, or uniform – and making our often archaic institutions reflect the public they represent takes hard work. So it’s always disappointing […]