New PDF release: New Labour's Women MPs: Women Representing Women

By Sarah Childs,The Rt. Hon. Harriet Harman MP QC

ISBN-10: 0714656615

ISBN-13: 9780714656618

ISBN-10: 0714685666

ISBN-13: 9780714685663

It was once no longer lengthy after the election of a checklist variety of girls to the home of Commons in 1997 that the backlash all started. The feedback used to be all-encompassing: they wore the incorrect outfits, they voted the other way they usually have been all for the inaccurate matters. specially, they have been accused of failing to make distinction, to have failed ladies, and have been brushed off by way of a few as ‘Blair’s Babes’.

Drawing on in-depth interviews with greater than 1/2 the hot Labour girls MPs, Sarah Childs unearths how those ladies truly skilled being MPs, and explores whether or not they acted for and prefer girls – of their constituencies, in parliament and in executive. She offers very important insights into theories of women’s political illustration, exhibiting that the connection among women’s descriptive and substantial illustration is complex, that celebration and gender identities are an important, that women’s variations needs to be stated and that it will possibly no longer consistently be attainable for girls representatives to behave for girls no matter if they need to.

Including a key part on women’s choice for parliament; no matter if ladies MPs act as function versions; why it's important that girls may be found in politics; in addition to exploring intensive the topic of women’s major illustration, New Labour’s ladies MPs is vital interpreting for all these attracted to girls and politics, legislative experiences, political behaviour and representation.

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