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THE National Assembly of Wales's Presiding Officer short-listed for an award

By South Wales Evening Post  |  Posted: February 09, 2013

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THE National Assembly of Wales's Presiding Officer has been shortlisted for an award.

Rosemary Butler AM joins two other leading UK female politicians for the Devolved Parliament or Assembly Member of the Year in the Parliamentary Companion Dods' Women in Public Life Awards.

She was chosen following her election as the first ever female Presiding Officer of a devolved institution in the UK — and in particular for her work putting the issue of barriers to women entering public life firmly at the top of the political agenda.

The AM joins London Assembly Member Caroline Pigeon and Scottish MSP Johann Lamont on the shortlist.

"It is a great honour to be thought of in the same company as such leading women from across the UK," the Presiding Officer said. "One of my main priorities over the 20 months since I was elected Presiding Officer has been to tackle this issue of barriers to women getting involved in public life in Wales."

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