Has Devolution Delivered for Women? Participation, Representation & Power
The Hansard Society and the British Council hosted this event at the Festival of Politics.
Chair: Joyce McMillan (The Scotsman & Chair, Hansard Society Scotland
Professor Alice Brown (Former Scottish Public Services
Rosemary Butler AM (Deputy Presiding Officer of the Welsh
Johann Lamont MSP (Deputy Leader of the Scottish Labour Party)
Professor Laura McAllister (Professor of Governance, University of Liverpool &
Independent Adviser to the Parliamentary Services Board of the National Assembly
"Since devolution, Scotland
have been viewed as international beacons of progress in establishing fair and
effective representation for women in politics.
But at the 2007 election the number of female MSPs dropped
for the first time since devolution - women now occupy just 33% of the seats in
the Scottish Parliament. In contrast, women secured 46% of the seats in
the National Assembly for Wales.
So was the 2007 result in Scotland
just a temporary setback?"
You can read the twitter feed from the event here and the audio and photographs will be up on this website next week.
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