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Why are there so few women MPs? New research shows how parties discriminate against women candidates

By Ferran Martinez i Coma, Senior Lecturer in Political Science, Griffith University
Duncan McDonnell, Professor, School of Government and International Relations, Griffith University
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Parties strive for gender equality in preselecting candidates. But if they select more women than men in marginal seats, this isn’t true equality — it’s ticking a box.


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