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    Gendered candidate emergence in Britain: why are more women councillors not becoming MPs?

    Allen, Peter (2013) Gendered candidate emergence in Britain: why are more women councillors not becoming MPs? Politics 33 (3), pp. 147-159. ISSN 0263-3957.

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    Abstract

    The link between local councils and the House of Commons is well established, with many MPs learning their trade at the local level. Local councils are also fruitful environments for female politicians, with just over 32 per cent of all councillors being women. However, existing evidence suggests that women councillors are less likely than men to make the jump from local to national politics. This article uses original empirical data to assess the political ambitions of local councillors and places them in context, asking which factors have the most influence on whether a councillor has considered running for parliamentary office.

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    Item Type: Article
    Keyword(s) / Subject(s): local councillors, political careers, women, gender, Britain
    School: School of Social Sciences, History and Philosophy > Politics
    Depositing User: Administrator
    Date Deposited: 26 Nov 2014 14:17
    Last Modified: 26 Nov 2014 14:17
    URI: https://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/11106

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