It’s Parliament Week and this year’s theme is Women in Democracy.
To mark the occasion, the Electoral Reform Society has developed an online app which shows how much more needs to be done to reach gender parity in the House of Commons.
Find out if your constituency has ever been represented by a woman – use their online app and don’t forget to share the results with your friends!
The Electoral Reform Society firmly believes that our parliamentary representatives should reflect the diversity of Britain. Currently, only one in five Westminster MPs are women – yet women make up 51% of the population of Britain. Over half of constituencies have never had a female MP.
The ERS is urging all political parties to get serious about improving the diversity of selected candidates in winnable seats. Only then will we have a truly representative cross-section of MPs who can help build a better democracy in Britain.