The Green Party has been shown to have a higher percentage of female election
candidates than any other party in the General election. The Centre for Women &
Democracy (CFWD) has released a comparison of the main political parties that reveals that the Green Party is ahead of all the rest with 33% of its candidates being women. Labour comes second with 30%, followed by the Conservatives with 24%. The Liberal Democrats have the lowest proportion of women candidates of any major party, with 21% (1).
Cllr Jillian creasy, the leader of the Green group at Sheffield City council, said, “I’m delighted but not surprised that the Green Party has the highest percentage of women candidates and that our Sheffield percentage is similar in both elections. We are committed to real gender equality, and have the strongest equality policies of any party. These include ensuring that 40 per cent of board members of companies are women, encouraging more women to get involved with politics and closing the disgraceful pay gap that still exists between men and women doing the same job. ”
“Talent is spread across the whole of society, men and women, young and old,
black and white, people from all walks of life. That is why we must make sure
there is the widest possible representation.”