Party Balance: UK

This website uses data from to compare how representation of women within political parties internationally.

For each area, it works out which parties have the largest positive and negative effect on the representation of women to establish a range of representation for each area to compare internationally.

For all areas, 33.21% of members are women (308/928).

Worst to Average: If the party making the highest negative contribution improved their score to the average of all other parties, this would improve to 41.86% (308/928) - addressing 51.53% of the gender gap.

All to Best: If all parties improved their score to match the party with the highest contribution, this would improve to 45.68% (308/928) - addressing 74.25% of the gender gap.

You can explore all areas or see the comparison chart.

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This is a static site and may not be up to date with the most recent information. It was last built: Aug. 15, 2019, 8:08 a.m..

areas with recent elections:

United Kingdom - June 9, 2017

Northern Ireland - March 3, 2017

Wales - May 6, 2016

Scotland - May 5, 2016

areas with longest coverage:

United Kingdom (1997 - 2017)

Northern Ireland (1998 - 2017)

Scotland (1999 - 2016)

Wales (1999 - 2016)

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