It’s 2017 but still in Westminster all things are not equal!
Men outnumber women by more than 2:1 in the Commons & 3:1 in the Lords.
50:50 Parliament wants men and women to run our country and plan the future in roughly equal numbers. Join us in asking all Party Leaders for solutions to get better gender balance in Parliament.
Let’s build a better democracy, together!
50:50 is a cross-party campaign aiming to encourage, inspire and support political engagement.
Our vision is a parliament where men & women legislate the laws of our land, together, in roughly equal numbers.
Currently of the 650 seats in the House of Commons men hold 442 (68%) and women only 208 (32%).
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.
Women and Equalities Select Committee Inquiry
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.