UK: Are Conservative MPs a load of ‘posh boys’? MP criticises lack of female representation in UK games development.

MP criticises lack of female representation in UK games development MCV Labour MP for Newcastle upon Tyne Central Chi Onwurah has asked Parliament to address the lack of females employed in UK games development. The call to action was made last night in a discussion about low-level female employment in the tech sector …

Labour MP: as little as 6% of UK game developers are women Gamasutra Onwurah cited statistics in which last year only 2,400 female students from the UK went on to pursue computer science courses in university, as opposed to 15,000 male students. The overall percentage of women in the tech field has dropped by 5 percent …

Over 80% of Conservative MPs are male and more than half are privately educated according to a new academic paper

 

Are Conservative MPs a load of ‘posh boys’? The Guardian (blog) With regards to gender, the number of the women in the current cabinet is actually an accurate reflection of the number of female Tory MPs – but that is not saying much. The four women make up 22% of the cabinet while the Conservative’s 49 female MPs …

Tories split over David Cameron’s ‘elitist’ switch at policy unit Financial Times The new generation of Conservative MPs has welcomed David Cameron’s decision to inject more “political savvy” into the Downing Street machine after months in which an apparent lack of strategic grip dismayed some ministers and backbenchers.

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