50:50 Written Submission to the Women & Equalities Select Committee

 

The 50:50 Parliament Campaign submitted written evidence to the Women and Equalities Select Committee’s inquiry into Women in the House of Commons

The Women and Equalities Committee is holding an inquiry into Women in the House of Commons after the 2020 Election. Of the 650 seats in the House of Commons, men hold 458 (70%) and women only 192 (30%). There have only ever been 451 women MPs to date. This means there are currently more men in the Commons than the total ever number of women MPs.

Women could fall behind even further, as the total number of seats reduces to 600 in the 2020 Parliament. Our inquiry is considering how the boundary changes could impact the representation of women in Parliament. We will focus on how political parties’ selection processes are taking into account female representation in light of the redrawn constituencies. 

Our report joins a long list of written and oral evidence from a range of political parties, campaign groups and experts.

Download our full report from the parliament.uk website, or browse below…

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