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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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    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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    School: Birkbeck Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences > School of Social Sciences
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    Date Deposited: 08 Mar 2017 15:42
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