When it comes to women’s representation Labour doesn’t just offer warm words, we deliver

Scottish Labour go into the Holyrood election with the most gender balanced slate of candidates of every major political party in Scotland.

Ahead of Scottish Labour conference this weekend, 53% of Labour’s constituency candidates will be women, along with 50% of list candidates.

Factoring in candidates who stand on the list as well as the constituency Labour has 108 unique candidates, with an overall perfect 50:50 split.

Scottish Labour leader Kezia Dugdale said:

“When it comes to women’s representation Labour doesn’t just offer warm words, we deliver. Our list of candidates is a perfect 50:50 split between men and women. It is a list that looks like Scotland.

Right now the glass ceiling for women in Scotland has a few cracks in it, but we are nowhere near to breaking it. We should never make the mistake of thinking a woman in Bute House or three female party leaders means it’s job done for women’s equality in Scotland.

Today I am throwing the gauntlet down to the other parties. If you really believe in better representation of women you need to actually follow through, not just pose for a photo op.”

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