Willie Rennie’s message for International Women’s Day: We will give women the same advantages that men have had for generations

On International Women’s Day it is right that we celebrate the achievements of all those who have broken through the glass ceiling that still restricts opportunity.

We have made big strides towards gender parity in recent years. We have a female First Minister and I am in a minority of one as the only male leader of a larger Scottish political party. But the hard fact is that women are under-represented at the top level in business and politics alike. This needs to change. Scotland cannot be the best if the life chances of half of the population are restricted.

As a party we are determined to ensure that more women have the chance to contribute to public life. This is why we adopted positive new measures to give us the best chance of getting more female Liberal Democrat candidates elected at our recent party conference.

This is not about tokenism. It is about giving women the same opportunities that men have taken for granted for generations. That is our pledge for parity.

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One Comment

  • Mary Hutton 8th Mar '16 - 9:40am

    It’s embarrassing that all of our MPs are white middle aged men!

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