Monthly Archives: April 2012

New Media Coverage

BBC Scotland News has now picked up our report on women candidates and the Scottish local government elections. Read more here. And Tweeddale West councillor Catriona Bhatia calls for more female council candidates in the Scottish Borders.

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Council hopeful calls for more women in local politics

In response to our report on women candidates and the upcoming local government elections, Vaughan Jones (Labour), the only woman standing for election in Inverclyde (currently an all-male council), has called for more women to engage in Scottish politics. Read … Continue reading

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Scottish parties promise action on equality after report by Kenny and Mackay

Dr. Meryl Kenny (UNSW) and Dr. Fiona Mackay (University of Edinburgh) Political parties have been quick to promise action after ‘sobering figures’ about the continued ‘male, pale and stale’ face of Scottish politics. Dr. Meryl Kenny and Dr. Fiona Mackay reported … Continue reading

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A Breakthrough for Women?

Read the party responses to our call for action on women’s representation here in a new blog post by Severin Carrell on the Guardian Scotland Blog. More updates tomorrow.

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Gender Politics Blog in the Guardian

Our recent blog entry on women the 2012 local government elections has been prominently featured in The Guardian’s Scottish politics blog. Read more here.

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More of the Same? Women and the Scottish Local Government Elections 2012

By Dr. Meryl Kenny (UNSW) and Dr. Fiona Mackay (Edinburgh) Thirteen years after devolution heralded a ‘new dawn’ in women’s representation – with Nordic levels of women MSPs elected to the first Scottish Parliament – the story remains very different at local government … Continue reading

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