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Dr Rainbow Murray, What’s behind the shortage of women in politics?

Dr Rainbow Murray spoke to BBC Radio Tees this morning about women in politics and why the current shortage is due to bias by political parties in favour of men, rather than a lack of women wanting to stand. She also goes on to discuss what difference we might expect to see as a result of an increase in the proportion of women MPs following the election. The segment starts at around 01:08:00.
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