Friday, June 16, 2017

Women In UK Parliament

I was apprehensive about seeing more women in Parliament in the UK at the start of the election, partly because there were over 100 constituencies where there was no female candidate for any party.

However, there has been a small increase in the number of women MPs in Parliament following the election. This at least continues a trend towards more equal representation but we still have a situation where over two thirds of MPs are men.

The Labour Party now has 45% women MPs more than double the percentage of Conservative MPs.