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    The "Mother of all parliaments": Westminster's male face

    Childs, Sarah and Campbell, Rosie and Lovenduski, Joni (2008) The "Mother of all parliaments": Westminster's male face. In: Tremblay, M. (ed.) Women and Legislative Representation: Electoral Systems, Political Parties, and Sex Quotas. Palgrave Macmillan U.S., pp. 41-54. ISBN 9781137280701.

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    Abstract

    The “Mother of All Parliaments” is overwhelmingly male (and pale): 128 women MPs—just one in five of all members of the UK parliament—were elected at the 2005 general election. Moreover, the upward trend in women’s representation at Westminster began only in the mid-to-late 1980s and it was not until the 1997 general election that a sea change occurred. At that election, the numbers of women in Parliament doubled overnight—from 60 to 120.

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    Item Type: Book Section
    School: School of Social Sciences, History and Philosophy > Politics
    Depositing User: Administrator
    Date Deposited: 08 Mar 2017 15:42
    Last Modified: 05 Mar 2018 09:41
    URI: https://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/17741

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