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Where will people live?

Where will people live?

Housing has quite rightly moved up the political agenda in recent years as the shortage of homes becomes more acute. Demand currently outweighs supply and affordable housing is becoming hard to find in many parts of the country. Here we look at how the new Government plans to tackle the issue, based on our Conservative Manifesto analysis.Women have a particular ...

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On George Galloway’s sexist campaign against Naz Shah

The Fawcett Society congratulates Naz Shah on her successful and resounding election as Member of Parliament for Bradford West and expresses concern that the continued opposition of the unsuccessful Respect ...

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Cabinet Breakthrough for Women

At Westminster today, David Cameron has been busy announcing his new front bench and of the 26 members, 11 are women - 42% of the new front bench. Considering that women make ...

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Women in the 2015 General Election

Whilst the election results for the various parties have been decidedly mixed, the results for women in Parliament have been a great success. The number of women in Parliament has ...

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Election 2015: Celebration or Disappointment?

It’s 10pm on Thursday 7 May 2015 and the polls have now closed in the General Election.All there is left to do now is wait for the vote count and ...

Election 2015: Celebration or Disappointment?
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We shed light on the invisible women

We have good news for activists on the eve of the election.Our previous blog in our views not shoes campaign on the invisible women in the election, looked at the coverage ...

We shed light on the invisible women
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The things I learned from organising a hustings on women’s issues

What will the political parties do for women if elected? I had almost no idea, as women’s issues are rarely featured in election campaigns. In March, the Oxford Fawcett Group organised a hustings with ...

The things I learned from organising a hustings on women’s issues
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The election campaign’s invisible women

A quarter of electoral candidates, less than a tenth of the media coverage: women are largely invisible in the general election campaign, unless they are married to the Prime Minister.The ...

The election campaign’s invisible women
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How women figure on parties’ websites

What happens when you decide to search the websites of the political parties in a bid to explore their proposals in more detail? As the search button connects with the search ...

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Find the sexist news of the week

The General Election campaign is now well and truly underway and so is Fawcett’s campaign Views not Shoes. We, along with volunteers and tweeters across the country, are reading the ...

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