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October 2009 Blog Posts (1)

What would it take for you to want to stand as an MP?

So, as I look at the election approaching, probably on May 6th, I wonder what stops your average women on the street from wanting to stand as an MP. I know for me there a load of things that put me off. The notion of my entire life being trawled through and serialised in the Daily Mail, the never ending comments about my face/hair/teeth/shoes, the disparaging analysis of my every word or worse still, a complete disregard for my existence as a candidate at all. That's assuming that I can decide… Continue

Added by Lee Chalmers on October 11, 2009 at 18:05 — No Comments

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