Why women in politics still have a long way to go, in 7 charts

Women only account for 27 per cent of all announced prospective parliamentary candidates (PPCs) for the general election, according to an analysis by i100.co.uk.

Of a list of 1,929 overall candidates from 24 parties obtained by i100.co.uk, men make up 72 per cent. Of the major parties Ukip has the lowest percentage of female PPCs with only 11 per cent, while the Green Party has the highest percentage.

The SNP was excluded from the analysis of main parties as it had only announced five candidates at time of writing.

There are currently 148 female MPs, out of 650 - so the House of Commons is 23 per cent female.

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