In Scotland, all-male council urges women to stand for election

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In Scotland, all-male council urges women to stand for election

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In the 2017 local government elections the comhairle only returned male councillors - COMHAIRLE NAN EILEAN SIAR/BBC

A Scottish council which has no female councillors hopes to encourage more women to stand in next May's local government elections. In the last elections in 2017, for the first time in its history, no women were elected to the Western Isles' Comhairle nan Eilean Siar.

Only seven women stood as candidates. The comhairle and organisation Elect Her are to hold an online workshop on 18 January to offer advice and support on how to stand for political office.

Click here to read the full article published by BBC News on 6 December 2021.

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