Less male, pale and stale? Reaction and analysis on Scottish local elections 2012

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Read reaction and analysis by Severin Carrell in The Guardian Scotland Blog to our report on women and the Scottish local government elections 2012. Less than 1:4 councillors is a woman, but overall numbers have increased. Does that add up to progress?

See also blogger Kate Higgins analysis of why Labour won in Glasgow and Edinburgh here.

We will be updating our provisional figures over the coming days and providing new analysis.

Finally, our favourite comment to date from a sceptic of the merits of gender parity:

Hing oan the noo! Ah’ll jist gan an get ma club. Gang awa doon the cossy an drag a puckle wummin in, an mak thaim candidates, gif thay want tae or no.
Honestly?

Thanks AuldBob!

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3 Responses to Less male, pale and stale? Reaction and analysis on Scottish local elections 2012

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