A survey of MPs on the behalf of the Women and Equalities Committee in relation to creating a gender sensitive Parliament
- One in four MPs (25%) believe that the Speaker is most responsible for ensuring that House of Commons procedures and facilities support women MPs and MPs with caring responsibilities.
- One in four MPs (25%) believe that an ‘other’ body, beyond the Parliamentary bodies listed, is most responsible for ensuring that violence and abuse against women in politics, including online, is effectively tackled.
- Over two in five MPs (43%) believe that the Speaker should be the most responsible for ensuring there is an inclusive culture in the House of Commons.
- Overall, just over one in two MPs (51%) express confidence that appropriate actions are being taken to ensure that the culture in the House of Commons is inclusive.
- Overall, whilst three in ten MPs (28%) express confidence that the appropriate actions are being undertaken to ensure that violence and abuse against women in politics, including online, is effectively tackled, approaching two in three MPs (65%) say they are unconfident.
- Two in three female MPs (65%) say that progress has an impact on their willingness to stand for re-election.
Date Published: 30/10/2019
Categories: GB | Policy Makers | Politics | Public Sector | Social | UK
Client: Women and Equalities Committee
Methodology: Savanta ComRes interviewed 147 MPs online and via self-completion paper survey between 2 September –
17 October 2019. Data were weighted to be demographically representative of the House of Commons by party
and region. Savanta ComRes is a member of the British Polling Council and abides by its rules. Full tables at