Proof that Greens promotes equality as Trish sits to the left of all the men!

Trish Marchant, Green Party Candidate for Gillingham and Rainham

On the left of all the men!

The Centre for Women & Democracy (CFWD) has released a comparison of the main political parties and the percentage of female candidates they are fielding – and the comparison 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%.

CFWD has also predicted that the percentage of women in the next parliament will not reach 25 per cent. In the last parliament it was 19.5 per cent, lower than Afghanistan, Pakistan and the United Arab Emirates.

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