In Parliament men outnumber women by more than 2:1. Only 12 extra women were elected to Westminster in the last general election, at this rate it will take around half a century to get a truly equal and representative Parliament.
50:50 want a modern Parliament where women have equal seats and equal say. Women are the majority in life but the minority in Parliament.
It matters because representation shapes policy and Parliament should draw upon the widest possible pool of talent and experience, including that of the 32 million women who live and work in the UK.
If you agree then say so and SIGN.
"Boris Johnson, all party leaders and Parliament,
We want women to have equal seats and equal say in running the country. We want the best of both, men and women, planning the future together. Please collaborate and take action to make Parliament more gender balanced, like life."
An inclusive, gender balanced Parliament would lead to more responsive and informed decision making, everyone would benefit.
50:50 Parliament aim to inspire and support women in getting selected and elected. See our #AskHerToStand & #SignUpToStand campaigns.
For more information and to JOIN 50:50 go to www.5050Parliament.co.uk. 50:50 Parliament is an intersectional campaign working with all the political parties to help women progress in politics.
Two comments on the petition say it all
"Apart from the obvious injustice we are in no position to under-utilise so much talent”- Helen,
“If the institution of Parliament discourages women to participate, it is the institution that needs to change.” – Malcolm.
Add your voice and make a comment on the 50:50 petition.
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50:50 submission to Women & Equalities Select Committee
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