If Devon people are ever going to see a County Council that looks representative of its electorate we need far more women to stand in this year's County Council elections. 2nd May.
And the parties must put women candidates in potentially winnable seats.
We call on women of all ages, ethnic minorities, with or without disabilitites, lesbian or straight - have confidence in your abilities. Stand for election. If no political party attracts you, then you can stand as an independent
Closing date - 12 noon Friday 5th April. For more info see here
Will May 2nd local election day see gender bias reduced or increased?
In the 2009 County election this is how the parties' gender ratio of candidates looked (Ind = independents)
And after the votes were counted, which parties had the best gender ratio of elected councillors?