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Women and gender in the 2019 party manifestos

Annesley, Claire, Gains, Francesca and Sanders, Anna (2019) Women and gender in the 2019 party manifestos. British Politics and Policy at LSE (02 Dec 2019), pp. 1-4. Blog Entry.

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Claire Annesley, Francesca Gains, and Anna Sanders offer an overview of manifesto pledges concerning women. They conclude that, while most parties are taking the diversity of women and their interests seriously, it is difficult to judge the value of their offer. Half of the electorate are women. Research has consistently shown that women are more likely to be floating voters and to make their minds up on how to vote later than men. Securing women’s votes is increasingly recognised as essential for parties as they seek to consolidate their voting base and capture undecided voters. This is something we have observed in our analyses of the 2015 and 2017 manifesto offers for women.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
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Additional Information: © 2019 The Author(s)
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HQ The family. Marriage. Woman
J Political Science > JF Political institutions (General)
Date Deposited: 03 Mar 2020 11:54
Last Modified: 16 May 2024 09:33

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