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Women in the European Parliament 19 March 2009
The European Parliament building in Strasbourg
Will the June elections improve representation?

The seventh European Parliamentary elections are due to take place in early June. More than half of European voters are female but women are still under-represented in positions of power throughout the European Union. Britain has fewer female MEPs than most European countries. So how do the main UK political parties plan to redress this imbalance? Jenni is joined by Caroline Jackson, the only female Conservative MEP, Glenis Willmott, leader of the Labour MEPs, and Diana Wallis, a Liberal Democrat MEP and one of 13 vice-presidents of the European Parliament.

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