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Here’s how we can get more women in parliament

Women make up more than half of the UK population—but less than a third of its MPs. After June 8, it'll likely be the same. What can we do to improve things?

By Sam Smethers  

Insert women here. Photo: UK Parliament

There just aren’t enough women. In the world. In our society. Anywhere apparently. Over half the population just isn’t enough.

That’s historically been the reason given for the political parties failing to put more women forward for election. There is a truth in this, in that many women won’t consider themselves for political office unless someone proactively asks them to stand.

Persistence may be required, too, because women may take…

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