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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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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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