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Action on equality after report by Kenny and Mackay

Scottish parties promise action on equality after report by Kenny and Mackay

Political parties have been quick to promise action after 'sobering figures' about the continued 'male, pale and stale' face of Scottish politics.

Dr. Meryl Kenny (UNSW) and Dr. Fiona Mackay (Edinburgh) reported that less than 1:4 candidates in the forthcoming local government elections are women, 1:7 contests are male-only, and all the major political parties are fielding less than 30% female candidates. Read more here http://genderpoliticsatedinburgh.wordpress.com/2012/04/20/scottish-parties-promise-action-on-equality-after-report-by-kenny-and-mackay-12/