Over seven million Brits won’t have the option of voting for a woman in the general election

One constituency has an all-female ballot

 

Voters in 104 constituencies around the country will be faced with an all-male ballot paper on 8 June, new BBC research has found.

This is a slight improvement from 2015, when 124 seats were contested only by men but still leaving approximately 7.5m Brits without the option of voting for a woman.

All of the party’s are fielding significantly more men than women. Just 28 per cent of Conservatives candidates are female compared to 40 per cent of Labour candidates. The Liberal Democrat lineup is 29 per cent female, the Green lineup 36 per cent, the SNP 34 per cent and Plaid Cymru 28 per cent.

UKIP unsurprisingly bring up the rear — just 13 per cent of their candidates are women.

Just one constituency, Glasgow Central, has four women on the ballot.

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5 Responses to “Over seven million Brits won’t have the option of voting for a woman in the general election”

  1. John Reilly

    So, then, what was the point of the “Women’s Equality Party”?

  2. Mar Lizaro

    For the life of me don’t understand this obsession with gender. Who cares whether candidates are male or female? It is so puerile. surely, what matters is what candidates stand for. Grow up, for Goodness sake.

  3. ad

    I’d happily exchange every woman in Parliament – or every man, for that matter – for a functioning opposition. There has got to be something wrong with a system that can let the opposition do this to itself.

  4. kevın charnock

    GENDER IS NOT THE ISSUE THE QUESTION SHOULD BE CAN THEY HONESTLY REPRESENT THEIR CONSTITUENTS AND THE COUNTRY WELL ENOUGH

  5. Cynical Ben

    It is only the media and politicians that are obsessed with this. The rest of us just want to be represented by the best person possible.

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