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Are Women as likely as Men to Vote in the General Election? Walking Netball

Do women vote less than men? What is walking netball? Emmanuel Macron says he wants to formalise the role of first lady - the programme discusses the implications.

The new French President Emmanuel Macron says he wants to formalise the role of First Lady and give his wife Brigitte a public role. We discuss.

A photo of 14 black male Cambridge students went viral this week, highlighting that just 15 black male undergraduates were admitted to the university in 2015. How similar is the situation for black British female students at Oxford and Cambridge? We speak to Cambridge University students and vloggers Courtney Daniella Boateng and Imani Shola, and to Naomi Kellman who runs Target Oxbridge and was a student at Oxford University.

There has been a push this year at grassroots level to get more women playing netball, including the gentler version, walking netball. Henrietta Harrison went to see a team in Nottingham.

And are women are likely as men to vote in the General Election? It's been claimed in the past that there were millions of missing women voters and a gender voting gap that was growing bigger - was that true, and what happened in 2015?

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58 minutes


  • France’s First Lady

    Duration: 12:35

  • Female Black Students & Oxbridge Admissions

    Duration: 12:49

  • Walking Netball

    Duration: 09:38

  • Women Voting General Election 2017

    Duration: 07:05


Role Contributor
Presenter Jane Garvey
Interviewed Guest Agnes Poirier
Interviewed Guest Maggie Allison
Interviewed Guest Naomi Kellman
Interviewed Guest Imani Shola
Interviewed Guest Courtney Daniella Boateng
Interviewed Guest Fiona Lewis
Interviewed Guest Rosie Campbell
Producer Lucinda Montefiore


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