Some progress but more to do in UK

Women are on the ballot today in higher numbers than recent years – though on a longer time-span, female representation has fluctuated, and we remain far from gender parity.
Research by Democratic Dashboard shows how there are more women running in today’s elections for the Welsh, Scottish, Northern Irish and London Assemblies than in 2011.

This article makes the point that when you start from a very low base rate of women in elected positions, modest improvements can look good. In addition, more female candidates does not necessarily mean they get to stand for winnable seats.