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Why Jo Swinson changed her mind about all-women shortlists

The deputy leader of the Liberal Democrats talks about getting more women into politcs.

The Depolarization Project
19 January 2019

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Jo Swinson MP, the former Equalities and Business Minister, talks about gradually changing her mind on how to get more women into politics. We dig into the experiences and gentle persuasion that achieved it, and the times former colleagues in government surprised her.

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