It's time to recognise the political gender gap.
How many women stand for selection and election every year? It's hard to tell. Political parties don't have to publish data on the diversity of their candidates or those who put themselves forward. Yet knowing this would help improve women's representation in our parliaments.
Section 106 of the Equality Act 2010 would require political parties to publish diversity data on candidates standing in elections to the House of Commons, Scottish Parliament and Welsh Assembly. The legislation already exists, it just needs to be enacted.
Will you ask your MP to write to the Minister for Women and Equalities asking her to bring section 106 into force?