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Political parties bid for more women MPs and female vote

The larger UK political parties are bidding to boost the number of women in their ranks as polling shows they are more likely to be floating voters.

Adam Fleming spoke to Shadow Equalities Minister Kate Green and Conservative MP Peter Bone after looking into the history of the number of women MPs - and tracing David Cameron's links to Nancy Astor.

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  • 07 Nov 2011