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Woman's Hour

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Lib Dem and Labour leaderships, the Motherhood trap, Slum images of photographer Shirley Baker

July 17th, 2015

Episode 302 of 760 episodes

With Tim Farron installed as the new Lib Dem leader and two men as favourites to lead Labour, women could lose out on representation at the top of political parties at Westminster. Does it matter? Hear Labour's Mary Creagh who pulled out the party's leadership contest in discussion with former Lib Dem MP Jenny Willott and Helen Lewis, deputy editor of the New Statesman. Plus do female politicians really face 'the Motherhood trap' whether or not they have children? Writer Michele Hanson on the gap left behind when a pet dies; we ask whether pet 'funerals' can help in coming to terms with the loss. We look at how photographer Shirley Baker charted rapid social change with her images of slum clearances in Manchester and Salford during the sixties and seventies. Presenter: Jenni Murray Producer: Anne Peacock.

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