This briefing has been produced to inform the Westminster Hall debate initiated by Mims Davies MP on the motion ‘That this House has considered barriers for women in standing for Parliament’, on the 13th September at 2.30pm.

It is designed to stand alongside the House of Commons Library’s briefing note, which provides further information.

In this briefing you will also find:

  • Data on women in Parliament before and after the June 2017 election
  • Information on the barriers women face when standing in Parliament, including lack of family friendly policies and online abuse
  • Recommendations on how to get more women elected

Download the report: Women in Parliament - Westminster Hall debate briefing.pdf