In Westminster all things are not equal: fewer than 3 out of 10 MPs & Peers are women

Ask all Party Leaders for solutions to get better gender balance in Parliament

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50:50 is a cross-party campaign and petition

Our vision is a parliament where men & women legislate the laws of our land, together, in roughly equal numbers. Of the 650 seats in the House of Commons men hold 455 (70%) and women only 194 (30%). There have only ever been 453 women MPs.

So there are still more men in the Commons right now than there have ever been women MPs.


50:50 are launching #AskHerToStand, a campaign to address the overwhelming gender imbalance in Parliament. We want to encourage everyone to ask talented and inspirational women to stand as Parliamentary candidates.

To become an MP you need to contact a party. Get in touch with the #AskHerToStand contact for your party. They organise training and mentoring programmes for prospective parliamentary candidates.

Check out upcoming 50:50 events here

Women and Equalities Select Committee Inquiry

The 50:50 Parliament submission to the women and equalities select committee

The 50:50 Parliament Campaign submitted written evidence to the Women and Equalities Select Committee’s inquiry into Women in the House of Commons

Our report joins a long list of written and oral evidence from a range of political parties, campaign groups and experts.

  • The 50:50 Campaign at the House of Commons

    The 50:50 Campaign at the House of Commons

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