GE2015: what does this mean for women?

With the Conservatives in power by a majority so slim that even Protein World advertisers would consider them beach-ready, what does this spell for women for the next five years?

Their manifesto was not particularly promising.The cuts will continue, the “big society” which relies on women’s unpaid labour will prop up sagging public service, and there is little in the way of redeeming pledges to attract the female voter. However, before forecasting unendingturbulence, it is important to remember that with such a tiny majority the Conservatives are likely to struggle to implement it all – both a blessing and a curse, as this could also be used as an excuse not to follow through on the finer points.

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