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Labour MP Stella Creasy is behind the MotheRED project to encourage more mothers to stand for parliament. Photograph: Suki Dhanda/The Guardian
Monday, June 20, 2022
How to get a better class of MP? Help mothers stand for parliament
The first recipients of the grants from Labour MP Stella Creasy’s MotheRED scheme to encourage women into the Commons tell why it could help stop the rot in politics. Sally Ashby’s earliest idea of what it means to be a politician involves feeling...
The Senedd in Cardiff - Picture: Tivy-Side Advertiser
Thursday, June 09, 2022
Welsh Government to press ahead with plans to increase Senedd members
The Welsh Government is to press ahead with plans to increase the number of Senedd members despite opposition from senior Conservatives. The reforms, proposed by Labour and Plaid Cymru as part of a co-operation agreement, would see the number of...
First Minister Nicola Sturgeon being interviewed at Hay Festival (Picture: The Press and Journal)
Wednesday, June 08, 2022
Nicola Sturgeon says social media abuse putting women off political career
Nicola Sturgeon has opened up about the challenges of being a woman in politics and warned social media abuse is starting to put women off. Speaking at the Hay Festival in Hay-On-Wye, Wales, on Friday, the first minister shared some of the double...
File photo of Mohinder K Midha | Twitter/@SantoshDass1048 | The Print
Monday, May 30, 2022
"A proud moment for us," says Dalit body after Midha’s election; she represents the Labour Party
'A proud moment for us,' says Dalit body after Midha's election; she represents the Labour Party. New Delhi: Indian-origin politician Mohinder K Midha from UK’s Opposition Labour Party has become the first woman mayor of a local London council from...
Plan unveiled to add 36 extra Senedd members
Monday, May 23, 2022
Plan unveiled to add 36 extra Senedd members
PLANS to reform Welsh politics hope to see the Senedd expanded to 96 members, with gender quotas and a shake up of constituencies with each selecting multiple members. First Minister Mark Drakeford and Plaid Cymru Leader Adam Price said they want...
Sinn Féin president Mary Lou McDonald (left) and vice president Michelle O'Neill. The party has 12 women among their 27 MLAs. Photo: Liam McBurney
Monday, May 09, 2022
Record number of women MLA’s elected to Stormont
Voters in Northern Ireland have returned a record number of women to the Assembly. Of the 90 MLAs elected to Stormont, 32 are women – an increase from 33pc in 2020 to just over 36pc. The first Assembly formed after the Good Friday Agreement in 1998...
Angela Rayner speaking in the Commons. Almost every female MP has a story of sexism or harassment. Photograph: UK Parliament/Jessica Taylor/PA
Friday, May 06, 2022
Kwarteng’s "bad apples" claim is a rotten excuse for Westminster sexism
Analysis: minister’s response to concerns risks appearing tone deaf, but it does play into war on woke. The “some bad apples” defence deployed by Kwasi Kwarteng in response to concerns about sexism and harassment in Westminster is a tried and tested...
"Some bad apples": senior Tory minister denies institutional misogyny - The Guardian
Thursday, May 05, 2022
"Some bad apples": senior Tory minister denies institutional misogyny
UK government faces growing pressure to tackle sexual misconduct in Westminster as Kwasi Kwarteng rejects idea of inherent sexism. The government faces intense pressure from its own MPs and opposition parties to take action over misogyny and...
Women across British politics slam sexism of ‘Basic Instinct’ slur against lawmaker - PBS
Wednesday, April 27, 2022
Women across British politics slam sexism of ‘Basic Instinct’ slur against lawmaker
LONDON (AP) — Women from across British politics called Monday for action to tackle misogyny after a newspaper ran a story accusing the deputy opposition leader of trying to “distract” the prime minister during debates by crossing and uncrossing her...
Royaume-Uni: Punir les députés sexistes avec une suspension, déclare Harriet Harman / News-24
Tuesday, April 26, 2022
UK: Punish sexist MPs with suspension, says most senior woman in Commons
Basic Instinct’ attack on Angela Rayner condemned by Boris Johnson as ‘misogynistic tripe’ Parliament’s most senior female MP has demanded change to the Commons code of conduct to make misogyny an offence punishable by suspension from the house....
The Western Isles council building in Stornoway on the Isle of Lewis. Photograph: Murdo MacLeod/The Guardian
Monday, April 11, 2022
Only eight women stand in all-male Western Isles council elections
Officials and activists had urged more women to stand after none of the female candidates were elected in 2017. Equalities campaigners are dismayed that only eight women are standing for election to Comhairle nan Eilean Siar (Western Isles council...
Councillor Rhiannon Spear won't be seeking re-election to Glasgow City Council. Copyright Rhiannon Spear, Facebook (Image: FACEBOOK)
Thursday, April 07, 2022
Glasgow politician "followed" to car by councillor who "wanted to touch and hug" had to call police
Councillor Rhiannon Spear shared her experience as women from across the political parties called for an end to the 'toxic' atmosphere in politics, which causes many female councillors to step down. A Glasgow politician who was "followed" to her car...
Equality in the heart of democracy: A gender sensitive House of Commons
Thursday, March 24, 2022
Equality in the heart of democracy: A gender sensitive House of Commons
This is a House of Commons Committee report, with recommendations to government. The Government has two months to respond. While there is still some way to go to achieve equal representation of women in the House of Commons, and in the wider...
Matilda Davies ,  Anna Lombardi  and  Venetia Menzies  (The Times)
Monday, March 14, 2022
UK: Women in politics, facts and figures
Today’s parliament has more female MPs than ever but they remain a minority. What do they think is needed for equality in the corridors of power? Viscountess Nancy Astor was the first woman to take a seat in parliament, receiving 2,000 letters a...
Karen Adam is the SNP MSP for Banff and Buchan Coast
Friday, March 11, 2022
Karen Adam MSP: 'Difficult to convince women to stand in council elections'
Convincing women to run in the upcoming local elections has been “really difficult”, SNP MSP Karen Adam has said, as she urged women and minorities to take up more leadership roles. Ahead of International Women’s Day on Tuesday, the Sunday National...
Heledd Fychan being sworn into the Senedd remotely, with her son alongside her - BBC
Thursday, March 10, 2022
Senedd must become more family-friendly, politicians say
Virtual Senedd meetings should continue long after Covid to make politics accessible to all, a politician with an eight-year-old son has said. Heledd Fychan said hybrid working in the pandemic meant she could balance the needs of her job and her...
UK: Action needed to avoid losing a generation of women and minorities in politics, MPs argue - Politics
Thursday, March 10, 2022
UK: Action needed to avoid losing a generation of women and minorities in politics, MPs argue
Action is needed to avoid losing a generation of women and minorities in politics, MPs have argued today. In a report released today, the women and equalities committee says that just 34 per cent, representation of women in the House of Commons lags...
Nicola Sturgeon: Gender balance in Scotland may reverse as women avoid toxic politics - The National
Wednesday, March 09, 2022
Nicola Sturgeon: Gender balance in Scotland may reverse as women avoid toxic politics
Nicola Sturgeon said she fears the forthcoming council elections will see equal representation go “backwards” as women are reluctant to enter the “toxic” world of politics. Speaking at an event ahead of International Women’s Day, the First Minister...

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