More than half of female MPs polled have faced discrimination
10th May 2018 12:04 - Central Government
More than half of female MPs polled have faced discrimination: A poll has shed light on the experiences of British female MPs – with 55 per cent saying they experienced gender discrimination during the process of becoming an MP, such as being asked gender-specific questions or being treated in a different way because they were female.
The ComRes survey of 157 MPs for the Young Women’s Trust (a charity supporting young women on low or no pay), found that 24 per cent of Labour MPs (both male and female) had experienced discrimination, followed by 21 per cent of Conservative MPs.
Sign up for free insights from your sector…
We hope that you have found this article useful. This section is freely available for all to use. Please help support it by liking us or following us on our social media platforms:
For updated Central Government insights please follow us on @DJS_CentralGov or use our RSS feed