I have a lot of time for Ampp3d, the Mirror’s witty, data-driven blog. They’ve compiled a map of UK White Male Power, looking at the representation of women and ethnic minorities in parliament over the decades.
“Has your area of the UK ever elected a minority candidate? Or a woman? Odds are that the answer is no. Default man – aka a white man – is likely to have been in power there every year since the 13th century.” – Ampp3d blog
Things I learnt:
- The first non-white MP was elected in 1892
- The first woman MP was elected in 1916
- Out of the UK’s 650 parliamentary constituencies, 320 of them have NEVER had a woman and/or a person of colour as their MP.