Parity for the party – before 2033

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Vera Baird
Date of publication
15 December 2008
Social Policy
Social welfare
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If Labour continues along its current candidate selection trajectory the party will not achieve gender parity in the House of Commons until the year 2033. This paper sets out the reasons why the Labour Party should speed up this process and argues that using all women shortlists (AWS) delivers parliamentary gender parity, electoral benefits and better results in progressive social policy.

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