Month: April 2016

Full List of Candidates for 2016

Here is an outline of all candidates and how the Scottish Parliament is fairing for women.

(all data has been taken from party websites or press coverage – get in touch if we’ve got something wrong!)

Scottish Labour: List Candidates: 50% – 43 out of 86 candidates

Scottish Labour: Constituency Candidates: 53% – 39 out of 73 candidates

SNP: List Candidates: 45% – 43 out of 96 candidates

SNP: Constituency candidates: 41% – 30 out of 73 candidates

Scottish Conservatives: List Candidates: 16% – 12 out of 74 candidates

Scottish Conservatives: Constituency Candidates: 16% – 12 out of 73 candidates. 2 out of 8 lists have no women standing whatsoever.

Scottish Liberal Democrats: List Candidates: 41% – 11 out of 27 candidates

Scottish Liberal Democrats: Constituency Candidates: 37% – 20 out of 54 Candidates

Scottish Greens: List Candidates: 50% – 33 out of 66 candidates

Scottish Greens: Constituency Candidates: 33% – 1 out of 3 candidates

RISE Scotland: List Candidates: 55% – 22 out of 40 candidates

RISE Scotland: Constituency Candidates: Not standing in constituencies

Solidarity: List Candidates: 45% – 18 out of 40 candidates

Solidarity: Constituency Candidates: Not standing in constituencies

UKIP List Candidates: 15% – 4 out of 26 candidates are women. 4 out of 8 lists have no women on them whatsoever.

UKIP Constituency Candidates: Not standing in constituencies

Women’s Equality Party: 100% – 5 out of 5 candidates (Lothians and Glasgow Lists only)

Women’s Equality Party: Constituency candidates: Not standing in constituencies

THE OVERALL PICTURE FOR WOMEN:

There are 460 candidates running across the lists, of which 188 are women (41%)

There are 276 candidates standing in constituencies, of which 102 are women (37%)

Imagine the talent we are missing out on, without a fair representation of women on the ballot paper. After this election, we will be working to make fair representation a reality by the time another Holyrood election comes around.

 

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