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Call for quotas to boost number of women MPs

Publié par Clifford Armion le 01/11/2010

Patrick Wintour

"All Westminster parties should be required to adopt quotas for their women parliamentary candidates if this year's general election does not lead to an increase in their presence in the next parliament, the Speaker's conference on parliamentary representation recommends in its final report.

"The parties are already going to be required by law in the equality bill to publish monitoring reports updating the public on how they are improving the range of representation among women, the disabled and the black and ethnic minorities.

"A requirement by law to introduce quotas would be controversial, as will the report's recommendation that parties are required by law to publish targets on the representation of women, black people and the disabled. It says targets should be published in December, with goals set by each party for 2015 and 2020."

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"Call for quotas to boost number of women MPs", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), novembre 2010. Consulté le 06/05/2021. URL: http://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/call-for-quotas-to-boost-number-of-women-mps