While we are considering reforming the voting system, why don't we make sure that women are equally represented? This could be done by electing one man and one woman for each constituency. It would mean that constituencies would have to be larger, but it's the only way that women will get equality in Parliament – we are really not making any progress worth mentioning. I expect someone will comment that we can't do that for every group in society – true, but I'm not proposing that. Whilst someone can be black and a man or women, a smoker and a man or woman, etc, as far as I know you can't be registered as a man and a woman at the same time. Minority groups are fairly represented in Parliament already. Women form more than half of our population, but they are not properly represented in Parliament. Women do think differently from men and approach life in a different way. Their experience of life is totally different from men and yet we only have a few women MPs. This should apply to all elected bodies.
Why does this idea matter?
Very little progress has been made in having women fairly represented in our so called democratic system. Women should have equal representation with men.