Tag Archives: 2012 elections

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

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 … Continue reading

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…but is it Good News for Women?

By Dr. Meryl Kenny (UNSW) and Dr. Fiona Mackay (Edinburgh) Political pundits are claiming the results of the 2012 local government elections are “good news” for the SNP, as the largest party in local politics, and “good news” for resurgent … Continue reading

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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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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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