Another 150 Years Until Women Have An Equal Say (Fawcett 03/06/11)

June 13, 2011

“The Centre for Women and Democracy, a member of the Counting Women In campaign, has published a new report looking at the impact of the recent local elections on women’s representation.”

“‘Representative Democracy? Women in the 2011 Local Government Elections in England examined a third of the local authorities that held elections in May 2011 and found”

  • “There was a net increase across over 3,500 seats of just 20 women councillors (In the 100 authorities surveyed, see page 23 of the report)
  • At the present rate, it will be more than 150 years before there are equal numbers of men and women elected to English local councils
  • There were 318 wards where all the main three party candidates were male, 14 times as many as the 22 wards where all candidates were female.”

Read the full article and access the Report


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