The 2020 General Election took place on Saturday, 8th of February. Polling stations will be open from 7am to 10pm. For more information on voting click here
Women for Election has called on all political parties to look beyond the 30% gender quota, and aim for at least 40% representation in candidate selection for this election. We want to see #MoreWomen being encouraged to run by our political parties. Read more here.…
There are 530 candidates selected to run in GE2020, of these 161 are women. Women make up 31% of those running. Our CEO, Ciairín de Buis, has noted that despite being encouraged to aim for 40% female representation most of the larger parties just about made the 30% gender quota. Read more here.
On average, there are more than twice as many men running in each constituency as there are women. However, this is the first ever general election where there is a female candidate contesting in every constituency. To check who is running in your constituency, click here.