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The 51%

Parity, power and politics: Will the French and UK elections result in an increase in women MPs

By: Yara JAMALI ELO | Annette Young Follow | Aurélien PORCHER | Aurore Cloe DUPUIS | Clara CASTELLI | Duncan WOODSIDE | Stéphanie CHEVAL
1 min

In this special edition, with both France and Britain heading to the polls, we follow female candidates on the campaign trail on both sides of the Channel. We also meet with the people behind the UK Women’s Equality Party which is fielding candidates for the very first time. Plus, Professor Mary Evans, a gender specialist with the London School of Economics, talks to Annette Young about how mainstream parties are still failing miserably in getting women to run for parliament.

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