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Women Aren't To Blame For The Gender Divide In Parliament - Our Politicians Are

22 days ago   |   By Huffington Post

It might appear that with two female prime ministers under our belt the UK has got it cracked when it comes to women in politics. However, to steal a phrase from one of those prime ministers; it would seem that “you may have to fight a battle more than once to win it.” In 1984, when Margaret Thatcher uttered those words, the number of women in parliament stood at just 23, with 13 of these Conservative and 10 Labour, making up an abysmal 4% of the Commons. This figure is put into even starker context when you consider that women had been allowed in parliament since the parliament Act in...
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