Skip to main content
School of Politics and International Relations

Dr Monica Poletti, Women outnumbered 3 to 1 by men in Tory grassroots, study finds


Female activists in the Tory party are outnumbered more than three to one by their male counterparts, and there are significantly fewer women than men in all the main parties. The lack of women in grassroots politics is revealed in research by academics investigating the future of UK political parties. The analysis of party membership in 2017, by Dr Monica Poletti of the ESRC-funded Party Membership Project based at Queen Mary University of London and Sussex University, draws a bleak picture of activists in all parties as an ageing and unrepresentative breed.
More ยป
Also featured in Society Now (pdf available on request)
Professor Tim Bale wrote about the same research piece for the Huffington Post




Back to top