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Changing the political culture to be more accepting of women

Prime minister Theresa May has called for “dads to talk to girls about current affairs and politics” in a bid to encourage more women to enter Parliament.

The Liberal Democrat party has a long track record of encouraging, training and mentoring women who have parliamentary aspirations. I have attended Inspiration Days at LibDem HQ and have come away buoyed by the brilliant, erudite, passionate and diverse women I encountered there; and not once has the subject of wishing their fathers spoke to them more about politics been raised.

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Ece, Pidgeon and Swinson nominated for Women in Public Life awards

Meral H EceJo Swinson wins "Best use of e-campaigning 2009"Caroline PidgeonEvery year, Women in Public Life hold awards to celebrate female leaders across politics, journalism and business. As Dame Kelly Holmes puts it on their website:

Women are under represented in business, the arts and politics. These awards help to highlight and reward the achievements of women and encourage others to pursue leadership roles and to strive for greater representation. I encourage all

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  • User AvatarMichael BG 21st Oct - 1:16am
    Considering the hype I think 25% is a poor showing. Liz managed to get 23% in Witney in 2005 and Dawn Barnes achieved 19.4% in...
  • User AvatarTim 21st Oct - 12:36am
    The (elected) EU parliament It may be elected but it's not democratic, as it doesn't represent a demos. A population is not the same thing...
  • User Avatarmalc 20th Oct - 11:59pm
    Provisional turnout figure is 47% - down from 73.6% in last year's general election. Not sure whether that is good or bad news for the...
  • User AvatarFlo Clucas 20th Oct - 11:39pm
    Great campaign. Well done to everyone. 25% would be fantastic!
  • User AvatarRichard Wingfield 20th Oct - 11:28pm
    Al, I think the big difference is that, for people who are alive, being pardoned for an offence doesn't actually remove any criminal record you...
  • User AvatarTonyJ 20th Oct - 9:33pm
    Like John, I hadn't seen Helen for a long time, and I didn't know her particularly well. But she was the archetypal LibDem activist. Solid,...