Top 5 rated articles
The 10 sex toys for every saucy situation
Pregnancy yoga benefits and exercise tips
How to get a date without asking him first
Stopping smoking | stop smoking tips
One month to younger skin: Anti-ageing skincare

Women in politics: We speak to women in Whitehall


Women in politics: We speak to women in Whitehall

by Samantha Thorp

Women in politics © iStockphoto - Women in politics: We speak to women in Whitehall
Women in politics © iStockphoto
Earlier this summer SexyMP launched, inviting visitors to rank politicians in order of their sex appeal.

Unsurprisingly it has been women rather than their male counterparts who have regularly topped the poll and the fanfare surrounding the launch of the controversial site has helped catapult some of our younger female MPs into the limelight.

Think of women working in politics and it wasn’t so long ago that images of frumpy old dames like Ann Widdecombe and Margaret Thatcher would spring to mind.

But this is no longer the case. Since the advent of Blair’s babes in 1997, the proportion of women entering politics has risen steadily - voters at last year’s general election awarded 143 seats to women – and many of these emerging political stars manage to combine glamour and ambition, adding a touch of youth and femininity to political proceedings.

Despite this, the famously long hours and the traditionally macho culture still dissuade many women from taking up a career in politics.

Are the current crop of female politicians enjoying the cut and thrust of life in politics? So Feminine talks to five women to find out what life is like in Whitehall.


Women in Focus Editor
Rank this page: 

Don't miss...
Happiness Quotes: 100 Ways To Think Yourself HappyThis Week's Coronation Street Spoilers
Next Week's Emmerdale SpoilersAll Cheryl Cole Hairstyles
Latest… 01/12/2015
Women in Focus News
'Overweight Haters Ltd' Are Handing Fat-Shaming Cards To Women On The Tube
Here’s Just 3 Examples Of Why The International Day For The Elimination Of Violence Against Women Is So Important
Why Is Office Bullying Getting Worse And How Can We Stop It?
What This Husband Wrote About His Wife's Work As A Trauma Nurse Is A Must Read
All Women in Focus news
Changing your name | How to change your name
Work for yourself - get your small business online
How to deal with redundancy
Registering and voting: everything you need to know
See all Women in Focus guides
Teaching kids about money
See all Women in Focus videos

Don't miss out!

...Join our newsletter
Get the sofeminine latest straight to your inbox
Find us on...