The chart that shows the EU governments with the best gender balances

Tuesday 15 September 2015 17:00
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Newly elected Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn is under fire already for giving the most senior jobs in his new shadow cabinet to men.

While the shadow chancellor and shadow home and foreign secretaries positions are all held by men, for the first time in history women make up more than 50 per cent of the shadow cabinet.

As this graph from Statista shows, every single European parliament could do with taking a few notes from the new shadow cabinet on gender balance:


Unsurprisingly, Nordic countries Sweden and Finland top the chart with parliaments made up of more than 40 per cent women.

Currently the UK matches the EU average, with a 28 per cent female parliament.

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