30 OCTOBER 2012

In this briefing you will find: 

  • A discussion of the limitations and benefits of different electoral systems on women’s representation including First Past the Post (FPTP), the Alternative Vote (AV) system and Proportional Representation (PR) 
  • Examinations on the efficiency of implementing positive action measures in increasing the representation of women in political life and how best to embed gender equality within the process of political appointments  
  • Details on what lessons can be learned from countries with higher levels of women’s representation than the UK 

Link to the report: The Impact of Electoral Systems on Women's Representation