Scottish Parliament campaign launched to get more women to becomes MSPs

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Scottish Parliament campaign launched to get more women to becomes MSPs

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A major Holyrood drive has been unveiled aimed at getting more women to become MSPs after numbers stalled in recent years.

More than 400 women from across Scotland are to be invited to a day at the Scottish Parliament aimed at generating interest and tackling the gender imbalance in Scottish and UK politics.

Just 45 women (34.9 per cent) out of 129 MSPs were elected to the Scottish Parliament in 2016. This is the same proportion as the previous election in 2014 and down from a high of 39.5 per cent in the 2003 elections.

The situation is worse at Westminster where just 28.8 per cent of Scots MPs are female.

Click here to read the full article published by The Scotsman on 5 June 2019.

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