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01 Jul | Women in leadership | Women in Politics

2016: the year of women in politics?


Less than a century after they were given the right to be elected to British Parliament, women may well be running it!

I think we can all agree that 2016 has been an eventful year, and it’s far from over. We have seen the UK vote to leave the European Union, thirty-six years after we joined. We have seen one Prime Minister resign to be swiftly replaced by another, and the re-election of one of the Labour Party’s most controversial leaders after a vote of no confidence.

Amongst this though, we have had a breakthrough. Women are dominating politics in such a way unseen for decades. We have highly influential women leading countries and parties worldwide and, whilst this shouldn’t be so incredulous, it is major step forward in the way women are viewed and represented globally. 

Mirror (7 January 2016)

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