Lucy Powell-British Member of Parliament: We need to have even more women entering politics

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Lucy Powell-British Member of Parliament: We need to have even more women entering politics

Women in politics is high on the agenda this week after David Cameron's reshuffle which his own spin doctors rather unfortunately dubbed a ‘catwalk reshuffle’.

More women ministers is a welcome development but with just half as many women in his cabinet as Tony Blair did seven years ago, the PM still has some catching up to do.

While I’m proud that my party, Labour, has by far the highest proportion of female MPs (33 per cent, compared with 15pc for the Conservatives and 12pc for the Lib Dems) the fact remains that there still aren’t enough women in politics, just under a quarter of all MPs are women.

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