#GoodRead | May urged to enact law to ensure 45% of MPs are women by 2030

by UK Home Office [CC BY 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons

by UK Home Office [CC BY 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons

"May urged to enact law to ensure 45% of MPs are women by 2030":

Political parties should be forced by law to field female candidates in at least 45% of constituencies if they fail to significantly boost the number of women in parliament by 2020, the women and equalities select committee has said.

The committee chair and former Conservative culture secretary and minister for women, Maria Miller, said Britain had slipped to a “shockingly low” 48th in the world league table for female representation from 25th in 1999.

Read Anushka Asthana's full article at The Guardian here…