Political

Local councils and female representation

The newly published Michael Thrasher and Colin Rallings analysis of May’s local election results has some interesting figures on gender balance amongst candidates and councillors:

30% of Conservative candidates were female
31% of Labour candidates were female
34% of Liberal Democrat candidates were female

29% of Conservative councillors are female
31% of Labour councillors are female
34% of Liberal Democrats councillors are female

UPDATE: nearly ten years on, here’s how these trends now look.

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