Guardian blog 4 Sept: winning women?

My latest Guardian blog, talking about Sarah Palin in the US and economic struggles at home, is now online.

There’s also a short piece by my opponent, Emily Thornberry, on being a woman in politics: “There is still a problem with being taken seriously [as a woman]…. It’s because women are slighter and our voices are lighter and it is difficult to have gravitas.”

Sarah Palin’s big day coincides with a report that women are still under-represented in British politics – and that the Lib Dems are taking more action to address that issue in our party.

Meanwhile here in Islington South & Finsbury, with just a handful of votes between Emily and me at the last General Election, we’ll have a woman MP whichever party wins next time.

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