Research shows men still dominate local authorities in the UK

Recent research published by the Fawcett Society and Democracy Club has revealed that the vast majority (95%) of local authorities across the UK are dominated by men, while only just over a third of local councillors are women, according to figures that highlight the ongoing gender disparities of local government. Based on the current rates of change for female councillors, 50:50 representation will not be achieved until 2050. With the May local government elections fast approaching, the research reveals only 18 of 382 councils have achieved gender representation parity.