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Persistent Gender Imbalances in UK Political Candidate Selections: A Call for Systemic Reform

In a comprehensive analysis by Dr Sofía Collignon , Senior Lecturer in Comparative Politics at Queen Mary University of London, new light has been shed on the persistent gender disparities in the selection of parliamentary candidates by the UK’s Conservative and Labour parties. Responding to a recent report by the Financial Times, Dr Collignon’s paper highlights the urgent need for systemic reforms to address these imbalances and promote gender equality in British politics.

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