30 March 2017

Parliament Is Unrepresentative - And Women Have A Duty To Make A Difference

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Women make up only around 30% of the House of Commons right now, a very obvious misrepresentation of our society. I'm sure I don't have to spell out that we make up at least half the population. There are pressures that keep women out of Parliament - the sometimes overly macho attitude to lawmaking, the sitting hours and travel time that disrupt family life - but these are things we cannot change from the outside. My call to All Women Everywhere is to be the change they want to see in the world. To the women reading this: if being underrepresented in Parliament annoys you, like it did me, perhaps it is time to consider running for office.

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