Women account for just 25% of councillors in Scotland



Women remain under-represented across each of Scotland’s 32 local authority areas, accounting for just 25 per cent of the total number of councillors.
Research by The Scotsman found that on 15 councils fewer than a quarter of elected representatives were female.
Inverclyde, with a population of 80,000, has just one woman councillor, while East Lothian has two.
The figures show a majority of town halls north of the border lag behind both Holyrood and Westminster in terms of gender balance, with women making up 29 per cent of MPs and 35 per cent of MSPs.
Susan Aitken, leader of the SNP Group... read more

 
19 October 2016 in Politics, Views: 41
Source: Scotsman
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