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Around The House

Helen Ford presents this month's political programme from Westminster.

Around The House: 11.40pm tonight (Thursday 6 February) on ITV.

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Around The House: women in politics

How can all parties encourage more women into politics? Almost a hundred years since the first women were elected to the House of Commons, they still make up less than a quarter of the total number of MPs.

This week the Prime Minister was accused by the Labour leader of 'failing women', by not promoting more to senior roles in government.

The Sunderland Central MP Labour Julie Elliott has been debating the issue of women in politics at an event in Newcastle.

She discussed those challenges with Helen Ford, for this month's edition of Around The House:

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