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Women in Welsh Local Politics

Yesterday in work we had a talk from Dame Rosemary Butler about her women in public life campaign. The Welsh Assembly broke new ground back in 2003 when it became the first elected representative body with a perfect gender balance in the world. Things have slid since then, though it's still better than Westminster, but things at local government level still have a long way to go.

I put together this infographic of the situation across Wales, and on the councils I'm a member of:

Women in Welsh Local Politics



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  1. Wow that really brings it home doesn't it? I guess as you have discussed before it's so much more difficult for a woman, especially if you have children. Hopefully this balance will shift back again as we gradually begi to have a more equal society. Thanks for linking up to #thetruthabout Jess

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    1. It's definitely improving - progress is just slow for the most part! x

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  2. Westminster...well, that's not a good thing to compare yourself too! Keep it a museum, use it for a formal state opening of Parliament once a year and give the UK a modern assembly with a new culture. I think Westminster could learn a lot from its younger, devolved assemblies, even if the gender balance isn't always perfect. #truthabout

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    1. So much of Westminster really is so outdated.

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  3. Glad to see Wales is doing better than Westminster (though it would be pretty hard not to) but this really brings home the gender inequality nonetheless. Thanks for sharing x

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