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Speaker's conference on Parliamentary Representation

The report of the Speaker's conference on Parliamentary Representation, looking at diversity and how to build representation by women, BME and disabled MPs, is available on the Parliament website.

"The special committee of MPs, set up by the House of Commons in November 2008, describes the slump in public trust towards political parties and politicians as being of "urgent concern". But, as a number of MPs announce their intentions to stand down at the next election, the Conference sees an opportunity for the political parties to select a new, more diverse group of Parliamentary candidates – and in doing so to start rebuilding public trust."

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Comment by Lee Chalmers on July 17, 2009 at 12:49
Yes indeed! The question is, will this call make any difference at all? Perhaps one thing that the Speakers Conference could recommend is the funding of The Downing Street Project so we can train women (and men in Soft Power) to run for office...

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