Now let’s tackle the political gender gap

Theresa May, centre, and female parliamentarians gather in the central lobby to celebrate the centenary of the Representation of the People Act, 6 February 2018

Ninety years ago today the Equal Franchise Act – which gave women equal voting rights to men – received royal assent. It is an occasion to reflect on what has been achieved in gender equality, but also to recognise that we still have a long way to go. Currently just a third of MPs and councillors are women. Ninety years on, women are still not fully represented in political life.

One way to improve this situation…

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