‘Steady progress’ on gender equality in Parliament but much still to do – UK Gender Sensitive Parliament Audit published today

The UK Gender Sensitive Parliament Audit, published today, finds that steady progress has been made in increasing the representation of women in both Houses of Parliament, but there are still too many barriers to women standing as MPs or putting…

UK PARLIAMENT TO CELEBRATE 60th ANNIVERSARY OF THE ACT THAT ENABLED WOMEN TO BE MEMBERS OF THE HOUSE OF LORDS

On Monday 30 April, UK Parliament will mark 60 years since the Life Peerages Act 1958 received Royal Assent, which allowed women to sit in the House of Lords for the first time. The Act opened the House to the…