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Calls For A Gender Quota In Local Elections

Women For Election is calling for a gender quota to be put in place for local elections. The group s...
Niall Colbert
Niall Colbert

1:39 PM - 10 Jun 2019



Calls For A Gender Quota In Lo...

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Calls For A Gender Quota In Local Elections

Niall Colbert
Niall Colbert

1:39 PM - 10 Jun 2019



Women For Election is calling for a gender quota to be put in place for local elections.

The group says getting onto the ballot paper is the biggest barrier for women.

Just under a quarter of all council seats are held by women.

CEO of Women for Election, CiairĂ­n de Buis says gender quotas will ensure more women have the chance to run.



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