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Sex, Gender and the Conservative Party

From Iron Lady to Kitten Heels

  • Sarah Childs
  • Paul Webb

Part of the Gender and Politics Series book series (GAP)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Introduction

    1. Sarah Childs, Paul Webb
      Pages 1-15
  3. Women’s Political Representation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 17-17
    2. Sarah Childs, Paul Webb
      Pages 19-35
  4. Women’s Descriptive Representation in the Conservative Party

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 37-37
    2. Sarah Childs, Paul Webb
      Pages 39-61
    3. Sarah Childs, Paul Webb
      Pages 62-84
  5. Women’s Substantive Representation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 111-111
  6. Feminization and Party Strategy

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 163-163
    2. Sarah Childs, Paul Webb
      Pages 182-217
    3. Sarah Childs, Paul Webb
      Pages 218-234
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 235-299

About this book

Introduction

As leader of the Conservative party, David Cameron inherited a multi-faceted gender problem: only 17 women MPs; an unhappy women's organization; electorally uncompetitive policies 'for women'; and a party which was seemingly unattractive to women voters. This book is an account of the feminization of the party since 2005.

Keywords

Electoral Electorate gender methods parliament Policy voter women

Authors and affiliations

  • Sarah Childs
    • 1
  • Paul Webb
    • 2
  1. 1.School of Sociology, Politics and International StudiesUniversity of BristolUK
  2. 2.Department of Politics and Contemporary European StudiesUniversity of SussexUK

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