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None past the postBritain at the polls, 2017$
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Nicholas Allen and John Bartle

Print publication date: 2018

Print ISBN-13: 9781526133281

Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: January 2019

DOI: 10.7228/manchester/9781526133281.001.0001

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From Thatcher to May and beyond

From Thatcher to May and beyond

Women in British politics

(p.121) 6 From Thatcher to May and beyond
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Meryl Kenny

Manchester University Press

This chapter considers the place of women in British politics and how it has changed since the election of Britain’s first female prime minister, Margaret Thatcher. It examines how the issue of gender featured in the campaign and in parties’ manifestos, before analysing the different parties’ records on selecting female candidates. It describes how women increasingly hold leadership positions in British politics but concludes that, without further action in the form of quotas, full gender equality at Westminster is unlikely to be achieved any time soon.

Keywords:   Women, Gender, Margaret Thatcher, Theresa May, Quotas

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