Parliament is predominantly male. It is made up of 503 men and 147 women, 77 % of MPs are men.
There have only ever been 369 women MPs, since 1918. The House of Commons, where all the laws are made, still doesn’t properly represent 52% of the population.
It lacks women’s wisdom, expertise and experience. On the basis of the last 3 elections it will take over 100 years for Parliament to become more balanced.
Frances Scott would like the country to benefit from the best of both, one way or another, sooner rather than later and has set up a petition to ask Party leaders to debate and decide how to achieve more gender balance in the House of Commons.
SIGN THE PETITION
FACT: The UK is 74th in the percentage of women in national parliaments, some countries are ranked together so UK shown as ranking 64th but in fact 73 countries have proportionally more women in parliament so UK is 74th