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Concern as just a third of candidates in English local elections are women
Fawcett Society says more needs to be done to encourage women into politics

Caroline Davies

03, May, 2021 @11:01 PM

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Shirley Williams: a politician with a golden voice and deep sincerity
SDP founder had long been tipped to be Britain’s first female PM, but she lacked the cut-throat ambition

Polly Toynbee

12, Apr, 2021 @6:04 PM

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Shirley Williams, Lib Dem peer and SDP founder, dies aged 90
Former Labour minister was one of ‘gang of four’ who split from party to form Social Democratic party in 1981

Aubrey Allegretti Political correspondent

12, Apr, 2021 @5:45 PM

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Dame Cheryl Gillan obituary
Former Conservative Welsh secretary and Buckinghamshire MP who was an opponent of HS2

Stephen Bates

06, Apr, 2021 @4:21 PM

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How can women get equality? Strike!
The domestic burden – heavier in lockdown – falls mainly on female shoulders, yet Iceland’s housewives showed change is possible

Sally Howard

14, Mar, 2021 @9:10 AM

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Zoom legend Jackie Weaver cuts first dance track
Local government adviser who hosted explosive parish council meeting makes point about diversity

David Barnett

02, Mar, 2021 @12:20 PM

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No 10 criticised as Frost cabinet role amplifies gender imbalance
At five out of 23, the proportion of female cabinet ministers will be at one of its lowest recent levels

Caroline Davies

18, Feb, 2021 @3:34 PM

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Japan’s ruling party invites women to meetings – but won't let them speak
LDP’s attempt to demonstrate gender equality after Olympic sexism row backfires

Justin McCurry Tokyo

18, Feb, 2021 @12:35 PM

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MPs pass 'long overdue' bill for ministers' paid maternity leave
Government says it will bring forward more protections amid accusations of double standards

Jessica Elgot Deputy political editor

11, Feb, 2021 @6:17 PM

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Maureen Colquhoun obituary
Crusading Labour politician who was the first openly gay MP

Julia Langdon

08, Feb, 2021 @5:45 PM

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How Covid could be the 'long overdue' shake-up needed by the aid sector
Analysis: as need outstrips funding, experts are making the case for overhauling ‘old-fashioned’ donor-recipient narratives

Karen McVeigh

05, Feb, 2021 @8:30 AM

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The Guardian view on women and Covid: failed by bosses and ministers | Editorial
Editorial: Working parents, and particularly mothers, are in an impossible bind. As minister for women, Liz Truss must take a stand


17, Jan, 2021 @6:41 PM

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