Research released last month showed 9.1million women didn't vote in the last election, with 1.1million fewer women than men voting.

Labour deputy leader Harriet Harman has said female voters could hold the balance of power in May's election, variously portrayed as either the closest or most important in a generation.

With this in mind and to mark the start of its election coverage, BBC Radio 4's Woman's Hour commissioned a poll on what female voters were looking for from political leaders.

Woman's hour is on BBC Radio 4 Monday to Friday at 10am and Saturday at 4pm.

TNS Phonebus interviewed a representative sample of 975 adults in the UK between January 23 and 26 via telephone.

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