A councillor in Swansea has said that with the bullying she has seen it is no wonder more women do not want to get involved in politics.
That is the view of Mayals councillor Linda Tyler-Lloyd.
Cllr Tyler-Lloyd’s comments came at Swansea Council’s meeting on Tuesday evening following what she cited as “another attempt by come councillors to bully my female colleagues.”
The Welsh Conservative councillor said “Some of the men in the council chamber are being hostile towards women, who are their equals; I think it is cowardly and unacceptable.
“This has gone on far too long and it is something I can not sit by and ignore any longer.
“In one breathe we hear about how we need to encourage more women to stand for election and then the very next minute they are being treated with utter contempt. I wonder whether maybe a few more of us should throw ourselves under horses.”
Cllr Tyler-Lloyd, who was elected in 2012 and also sits on Mumbles Community Council, added “While some of the women in the council may be able to stay quiet and let some, and it is only some, of the men bully them, I can not and will not sit by and let this happen any more.”