Campaigners call for law to boost female political representation



Legislation is required to ensure political parties select equal numbers of male and female candidates at elections, campaigners have said.
A century on from the landmark 1918 act that first granted women the vote, a minority of Scotland’s elected representatives - MPs, MSPs and councillors - are female.
Despite making up 52 per cent of the population women only account for 35 per cent of Holyrood members and 29 per cent of the more than 1,000 elected councillors north of the Border.
While there have been some improvements - the number of women on local authorities rose five per cent at the... read more

 
6 February 2018 in Politics, Views: 52
Source: Scotsman
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