Women in Politics

Women in Politics

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Women are poorly represented in most political institutions in the UK. The places where women are best represented are the Welsh Assembly (41.7%) and Members of the European Parliament which has increased to 41.1% since the 2014 elections.

Across the UK, women make up:

  • 22.6% of members of UK parliament
  • 35.1% of the Members of the Scottish Parliament
  • 41.7% Members of the National Assembly for Wales
  • 19.4% of Members of the Legislative Assembly of Northern Ireland
  • 32% of local councillors



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For more information on women in elected bodies and what Fawcett thinks should be done about it, have a look at our Women and Power campaign page.

All the latest statistics for women public life - Sex and Power 2014