This Inquiry was launched to investigate what could be done to create a more aspirational, modern and representative Parliament. While the main focus of the Inquiry has been on increasing the number of women in public life, many of the findings will be valid for all parliamentarians.

The Inquiry looks at improving the working environment of the House of Commons to help increase the recruitment and retention of politicians, both men and women. The hope is that through some of these changes, it will improve the public perception and image of Parliament to the outside world and thereby encourage a more diverse group of men and women to come forward for a role in public life.