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New Left Review I/24, March-April 1964


The Regiments of Women

A damning indictment of our ‘social progress’ is contained in a current Daily Telegraph Gallup Poll report on women voters quoted in a recent bbc television programme. In every election since the war there has been a yawning disparity between men and women voters for the Labour Party. So much so that had women voted for the Labour Party in equal numbers to men, there would have been a Labour Government in power uninterruptedly since 1945. Even today, the percentage difference in support for the Labour Party is striking: an 18.5 per cent lead over the Conservatives among men, but one of only 4 per cent among women.

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