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UK: What women want from the reshuffle

More women, more right-wingers as Cameron orders major reshuffle Scotsman  …The Prime Minister is expected to promote more from the right of the party to ease discontent on his backbenches and it is expected that there will be more female faces because he has been portrayed as “anti-women”.

What women want from the reshuffle The Guardian (blog) Much has changed since the wannabe prime minister David Cameron pledged to give a third of his first government’s jobs to women, thereby ending what he called the “scandalous under-representation” in parliament. Not least the fact that, once in Downing Street, he promptly appointed just five women to his 23-strong cabinet. There may be a female home secretary in Theresa May, but at 22%, the UK ranks 57th in terms of female parliamentary representation, according to the Centre for Women and Democracy.

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