05 MAY 2017

Local election results today reveal not a single Metro Mayor elected.

Fawcett Chief Executive Sam Smethers says:

“It now looks likely that every one of the six Metro Mayors will be a man. This represents a shocking failure by all of the parties to put forward enough women candidates.

“The Electoral Reform Society estimates that 93% of the roles in the Combined Authorities will also go to men.

“Each of the Mayors now needs to put forward clear plans to make sure there are women at the top table of the new administrations”.

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The Fawcett Society recently published an interim report which revealed that sexism is commonplace in local government. 

Read about our Local Government Interim report here.

Read about our Local and Equal campaign here.