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More of the Same? Women & the Scottish Local Elections

Kenny and Mackay report on latest candidate figures.

Less than 1:4 candidates in the forthcoming Scottish local government elections is female; 1:7 contests is a men-only affair. We argue that the time has come for tough action on women's representation - or nothing will change anytime soon.

Read Meryl Kenny and Fiona Mackay's analysis of party candidate trends in the May 3 elections on our new genderpolitics @ edinburgh blog 

Read coverage of our report in the Guardian Scottish politics blog at www.guardian.co.uk/uk/scotland-blog/2012/apr/18/scottish-council-elections-fail-women

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