Closing the Gender Gap

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Counting Women In
Getting women's representation on the agenda

Closing the Gender Gap

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 29% of Britons would be women. These missing women show that our parliament does not truly represent the nation.

Our parliament now sits at 36th in the global league table for women MPs - behind both Zimbabwe and Algeria. 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

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Our recent articles on women in politics
Female representation in the Welsh Assembly
How First Past the Post blocks increased female representation