School of Politics and International Relations

Gender gap in attitudes towards Brexit

13 August 2019

Professor Rainbow Murray appeared on BBC News at Five to discuss Green Party MP Caroline Lucas’s  suggested "emergency cabinet" consisting of women opposed to a no-deal Brexit. She said: “Bringing more women in will definitely help. I’m not an advocate of all women cabinets, I prefer 50 50 gender equality which I think would have been perhaps less successful at grabbing headlines but perhaps more effective in advocating a way forward. I think what has been useful about this is that it’s drawn attention to the fact that there is a gender gap in attitudes towards Brexit. If only women had voted in the 2016 referendum then we would have remained.”