Harriet Harman is right: women hold the balance of power – if they vote

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Harriet Harman is right: women hold the balance of power – if they vote

Harriet Harman,  Photograph: Graham Turner for the Guardian

 

Nearly all progress for women has come from Labour, yet the election may depend on the deputy leader’s efforts to get them to the ballot box. Those who don’t vote don’t get. The young vote least and they get least, so the old voters are showered with blessings by the Cameron government. New research from the House of Commons library shows women are voting less and less: 9.1 million women failed to vote last time and at each election the gap between women and men voters has grown wider.

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