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Small increase in women candidates in English Mets

23 Apr, 2012

CFWD research has found that this year there has been a 2% increase in the level of women candidates in the English metropolitan authorities.

At 31.8% it is now (just) the highest it has been since all-out elections in 2004, although given that the low point was 29.6% in 2010 the variation is very small.

Labour has the highest percentage of women candidates (41%) with the Liberal Democrats at 34% and the Conservatives at 28%.

The 36 metropolitan authorities cover many of the the cities in the north and midlands of England and between them have a population of over 22 million.

The full report can be downloaded here.