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Political Parties: Equality

Question for Women and Equalities

UIN HL9950, tabled on 4 September 2018

To ask Her Majesty's Government when they plan to commence section 106 of the Equality Act 2010.

Answered on

17 September 2018

We keep any uncommenced provisions from the Equality Act 2010 under review. However, political parties are responsible for their candidate selection and should lead the way in improving diverse representation. I welcome the many efforts already ongoing from political parties to do so.

We believe diversity is important, as reflected in this Parliament as the most gender and LGBT diverse ever, but there is still more to do. The Government Equalities Office continues to work on supporting political participation, we have recently announced a fund to support disabled candidates to seek electoral office.

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