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Women and the Liberal Democrats: Representing Women

Elizabeth Evans


This book provides an exploration of women's representation and the third party in UK politics. Based on extensive research, it is a comprehensive gendered analysis of the Liberal Democrats and the research highlights specific institutional factors within the Liberal Democrats that directly impact upon the party's low number of women MPs. The book explores the extent to which the party's ideology, culture and organisation are dominated by a prevailing masculine bias and questions why the Liberal Democrats continue to overwhelmingly return white, middle-aged, male MPs to Westminster. It highlig ... More

Keywords: women's representation, Liberal Democrats, women MPs, masculine bias, Westminster, target seats, pro-women policies, women's interests, under-representation, gender

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780719083471
Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: July 2012 DOI:10.7228/manchester/9780719083471.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Elizabeth Evans, author