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This page aims to provide reliable, accessible and up-to-date information
on women's presence in political and public leadership positions in Ireland,
North and South and Great Britain. Presently it offers tables listing
all current and former women members of national and devolved assemblies
in Britain and Ireland, ministers, and British and Irish members of the
European Parliament since 1979. There is also information on current and
former British and Irish ministers, and other office-holders.
Each page of current women legislators also includes a table showing
what proportion of each party's elected representatives are women. Percentages
on these and all other tables have been rounded up. The Observatory includes
a list of all women local councillors in the North and South of Ireland
and a gender breakdown of each council. There is also a section listing
some of women's historic firsts and other records in British and Irish
politics. Click here for a note on the sources
used in the compilation of this Observatory.
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