It is 100 years since some women first won the vote and approaching 100 years since the first woman was elected to the House of Commons. Since then and particularly over the last 20 years women’s representation in our politics has been transformed, with impacts on the nature and content of political discourse and policy. Yet women remain significantly underrepresented, making up only 32% of all MPs, with significant variation across political parties. While progress has been made, a significant amount of work is still needed to ensure that Parliament reflects a diverse range of voices.

In this report you will find:

  • A summary of the barriers women face getting elected at various stages that make up the journey to political office
  • Analysis of the careers of MPs, broken down by education, careers and activism
  • A summary of the implications of the research findings

Download the report here