We asked 1200 of you what you thought about Westminster culture, and overwhelmingly you told us that you think that it’s sexist, it’s not family-friendly, and that to get on in politics you have to be ruthless, ambitious, rich, well-connected and – last but not least – male.
You also told us that you think the political culture in Westminster doesn’t lead to politicians being able to take effective decisions about policies that will change people’s lives for the better. And you told us that most of you (around two-thirds) would never consider standing for political office.
We’re going to be having a webchat on Tuesday at 1pm to discuss the findings with the women’s ministers/shadow minister from the three main parties:
Nicky Morgan is the Conservative MP for Loughborough, and is the Financial Secretary to the Treasury and Women’s Minister
Jo Swinson is the Liberal Democrat MP for East Dunbartonshire, and is the Under-Secretary of State for Employment Relations and the junior Equalities Minister
Gloria De Piero is the Labour MP for Ashfield and Shadow Minister for Women and Equality.
Please join us on Tuesday at 1pm – and if you can’t make it then, as ever, please post up any comments or questions in advance.