General Article A female Prime Minister is not enough: Britain needs a representative Parliament too

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While Britain welcomes its second female Prime Minister, a new report by a University of Bristol academic has found Westminster remains disproportionately white, male, and elite.

While Britain welcomes its second female Prime Minister, a new report by a University of Bristol academic has found Westminster remains disproportionately white, male and elite.

The Good Parliament report, launched in Parliament today [20 July] by Professor Sarah Childs, shows Parliament’s working practices still reflect the traditions and preferences of those who historically populated it.  

The report sets out a clear and comprehensive reform agenda. It concludes it is time for Parliament to accept an institutional responsibility to become more representative and inclusive. It makes 43 recommendations, which aim to transform who sits in the House of Commons, significantly enhance MPs’ effectiveness, improve the quality of parliamentary outcomes, and ultimately raise

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