Gendered Reflections on the 2015 Election and After

 

Professor Sarah Childs, University of Bristol

15 March 2016

 

Gender looked much more central in the 2015 GE: Labour's pink battle bus touring up and down the country; all the main parties' manifestos addressing a common terrain of 'women's issues'.

Reflecting on last year's election and the inter-party competition over the women's terrain, Professor Childs suggests that UK politics remains highly masculinised and the interests of women highly contested.