The Labour Party has announced it is adopting a new rule to have at least 45% of their MP’s women after the next election and 50% by the 2017 election.
The announcement came during the party’s conference which was held over the weekend.
Labour leader David Cunliffe says it won’t be very hard for Labour to reach its newly adopted target.
Other announcements at the conference included a Labour plan to build 10,000 new homes in Canterbury to help with housing shortages.
WOMEN IN PARLIAMENT
At present, in a Parliament of 120 (121 after the Christchurch East byelection), there are 39 women or 32.5 per cent.
Labour has 13 women out of 33 MPs or 39.39 per cent (41 per cent if its woman candidate wins Christchurch East).
National has 15 out of 59 or 25.42 per cent.
The Greens have 8 out of 14 MPs or 57.14 per cent.
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