We must celebrate Westminster's female role models if we're to attract more women to a career in politics

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January 14, 2022

We must celebrate Westminster's female role models if we're to attract more women to a career in politics

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We must celebrate Westminster's female role models if we're to attract more women to a career in politics - Caroline Nokes. Credits: The House

By Caroline Nokes

A repeated refrain in recent years has been about how we can  encourage more women to get involved in Westminster politics, to get us to a 50:50 Parliament and make sure female voices are heard at the heart of Government.

Much of the discussion revolves around what puts women off, the stress of trolling on social media, the challenge of juggling Westminster hours, constituency commitments and children, the misogyny and the frankly laddish culture that sometimes still prevails in Parliament. But that is to miss the bigger picture, because in fact it is still the best job, the greatest Parliament and the biggest privilege in the world to serve here.

Click here to read the full article published by Politics Home on 11 January 2022.

Author: 
Caroline Nokes
Publisher: 
Politics Home
Publication year: 
2021