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‘Ask a woman’: women in high politics, 1700–2000locked

  • K. D. Reynolds


In 2005, some seventy-seven years after women were granted the vote on the same basis as men, and eighty-seven years after the first woman was elected to the Westminster parliament, women comprise 18 per cent of MPs, and 28 per cent of local councillors (...

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