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International Women's Day

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 1:41 pm on 11th March 2010.

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Photo of Fiona Mactaggart Fiona Mactaggart Labour, Slough 1:41 pm, 11th March 2010

In many ways, the right hon. Lady has made the point I wanted to make. Does she accept that even though 60 is historically a huge number for her party, it would not be for the governing party, because it is less than the number of women in the current governing party? There will, therefore, be a disappointing result if-as I do not expect-her party wins, because fewer women's voices will be heard in Parliament and the number of women here will be reduced from its current 20 per cent. or so.