BIROn - Birkbeck Institutional Research Online

    'Wags', 'Wives' and 'Mothers'... but what about women politicians?

    Campbell, Rosie and Childs, S. (2010) 'Wags', 'Wives' and 'Mothers'... but what about women politicians? Parliamentary Affairs 63 (4), pp. 760-777. ISSN 0031-2290.

    Full text not available from this repository.

    Abstract

    The UK general election of 2010 should have been a critical one for women. But it was not to be. Despite all of the main political parties claiming to want more women MPs the increase in their number relative to the 2005 Parliament was just 2.5%. Women remain under-represented numerically in the House of Commons, constituting less than one-quarter of all MPs. The election campaign was largely women free too, as women married to politicians gained more attention than women politicians. Moreover, and despite enhanced inter-party competition over the women's vote-or rather, and more accurately, the votes of middle income mothers, otherwise known as the 'mumsnet' vote-women's issues and perspectives were marginalised from the campaign proper.

    Metadata

    Item Type: Article
    School: Birkbeck Schools and Departments > School of Social Sciences, History and Philosophy > Politics
    Research Centre: British Politics and Public Life, Centre for the Study of
    Depositing User: Administrator
    Date Deposited: 21 Feb 2011 08:49
    Last Modified: 07 Dec 2016 15:21
    URI: http://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/3089

    Statistics

    Downloads
    Activity Overview
    0Downloads
    115Hits

    Additional statistics are available via IRStats2.

    Archive Staff Only (login required)

    Edit/View Item Edit/View Item