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It's unfair to suggest the participation rates of women in the Liberal Party are not representative of issues in the wider workforce. It's also unfair to say the party doesn't support women or diverse candidates. It does. But it is fair to say change, however achieved, is long overdue.
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Not only can't I guarantee that 50 percent of Liberal Democrat candidates will be women, I can't guarantee that a quarter of them will be born overseas, that half of them will be under the median age of 38, or that half will have below-average intelligence.
The idea of concrete quotas for representation of women in Parliament has made its way back onto the agenda -- but how do quotas actually work in the countries where they have been instituted? Both Pr...