Why it matters

  • A huge 9.1 million women didn't vote in the 2010 General Election (House of Commons Library Research)
  • The number of 'missing' female voters has risen by 78% since 1992 (House of Commons Library Research)
  • In 8 years the number of women voting in general elections has fallen by 14% (House of Commons Library Research)
  • 1/3 women don't think that any of the main parties understand the issues that affect them (Woman's Hour TNS poll)
  • Only 22.5% of MPs are women despite making up 52% of the UK population