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Articles I want to save for my own interest and those relevant to women's representation in politics.
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All-women shortlists save Labour from near-total male domination

All-women shortlists save Labour from near-total male domination | General Interest - Politics and Dissertation | Scoop.it
Party will use female-only lists in choosing 52 parliamentary candidates – after men win 17 out of 18 open contests
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Support for AWS.

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The Government has a women problem - and its down to the feminist men to fix it

The Government has a women problem - and its down to the feminist men to fix it | General Interest - Politics and Dissertation | Scoop.it
Maria Miller's departure and the subsequent reshuffle saw the number of women in the cabinet drop to a record low, and now we may have to rely on the men to bring about any kind of gender equality in politics, says Lucy Fisher
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Male feminists in the tory party

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Unions hit back at Labour Party voting reforms

Unions hit back at Labour Party voting reforms | General Interest - Politics and Dissertation | Scoop.it
Senior union activists fear that Labour's reforms to the way the party leader is selected will result in centrist, "white, middle-aged, grey-suit" candidates in the future.
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What does this mean for female representation? Does one member, one vote mean more power to women's groups?

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Labour blow as all-women lists outlawed

Labour blow as all-women lists outlawed | General Interest - Politics and Dissertation | Scoop.it
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Good article regarding AWS and sex discrimination (Jepson case).

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All women shortlist to succeed Straw

All women shortlist to succeed Straw | General Interest - Politics and Dissertation | Scoop.it
The Labour candidate replacing Jack Straw for the Blackburn seat at the next general election will be a woman.
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A Labour elite getting behind AWS.

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Does Westminster have a problem with women?

Does Westminster have a problem with women? | General Interest - Politics and Dissertation | Scoop.it
Just over half of Britons are female: but Maria Miller's resignation last week left just three women in the cabinet and 19 men
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Need for descriptive representation?

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By tackling some of Labour’s worst democratic failings, the Miliband reforms finally lay the basis for a democratic politics

By tackling some of Labour’s worst democratic failings, the Miliband reforms finally lay the basis for a democratic politics | General Interest - Politics and Dissertation | Scoop.it
The proposed reforms announced by Ed Miliband to the structure of the Labour party go much further than most commentators had anticipated. Launching the process last summer, the Labour leader outlined an ambitious agenda but many observers expected some sort of compromise agreement to be hammered out between the party and its affiliated trade unions.
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A drop in the influence of trade union bosses and more power to members (OMOV if they opt in). Could less union voting give more power to Labour Party Members? Will they be mostly women or men?

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Opinion: Sexist Labour needs All Women Shortlists, the Liberal Democrats can change without them

Opinion: Sexist Labour needs All Women Shortlists, the Liberal Democrats can change without them | General Interest - Politics and Dissertation | Scoop.it
The Independent reported on Sunday that Nick Clegg 2ould consider imposing all women shortlists for the 2020 general election if the party did not select enough women in winnable seats.
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Female, Labour defector speaks out against 'sexism' of Labour Party suggesting they would not vote for a woman on merit.

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All-Women Shortlists

All-Women Shortlists | General Interest - Politics and Dissertation | Scoop.it
Labour Women's Network is an organisation of women members of the Labour Party dedicated to supporting Labour women to play a full part in the Party, and to securing the election of more Labour women to public office at every level.
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Good spring board for dissertatio research.

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The Necessary Contradictions Of A Conservative « The Dish

The Necessary Contradictions Of A Conservative « The Dish | General Interest - Politics and Dissertation | Scoop.it
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In defence of Burke and the nature of conservsatism

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