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Political Commentary - The Vanishing Gender Gap
9 February 2007
At the 2005 election, probably for the first time ever in a British general election, more women than men voted Labour [Who Voted Which Way — In Detail]. Since David Cameron's election as Conservative leader, many of his initiatives have seemed clearly aimed at re-establishing the Conservatives' traditional strength among women. How is he doing?
The Gender Gap
27 July 2001
The "gender gap" - the consistent tendency in British general elections for women to be more supportive of the Conservatives than men, and less supportive of Labour - almost disappeared in this year's general election.
General Election 2001 : The Gender Gap
14 May 2001
In Saturday's Guardian Yvonne Roberts report discussed the "gender gap" in voting, arguing that women are not served well by the political system, and quoting research by Harriet Harman and Deborah Mattinson.
Labour and the 'Gender Gap'
3 March 2000
The Labour Party (or, to be precise, the Labour Representation Committee as it then was) was founded a hundred years ago this week. The driving force behind the LRC's foundation was the trade union movement, with the intention of getting working men into Parliament, and thereby better to represent working class voters.