Author Archives: Bex Bailey

About Bex Bailey

Proud feminist. 50% success rate for Labour NEC elections. Campaigner. Labour Women's Network committee member. Co-operative Party member.

Access to Justice

I’m over the moon that employment tribunal fees will be scrapped. Calls to helplines about sexual harassment are increasing but the huge fee means the number reporting it has fallen. The fees were clearly a deterrent to people who had … Continue reading

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Forward, not back on women’s representation

The general election represented a welcome stride forward for the Labour party on women’s representation – but the job is far from done.

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Labour is a pioneer in fighting sexism. That doesn’t mean there’s no sexism in Labour

Here’s a piece I wrote for the New Statesman today. While we campaign against misogyny, we must not fall into the trap of thinking Labour is above it; doing so lets women members down and puts the party in danger … Continue reading

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BBC Radio Sheffield: women’s rights at work

I was on BBC Radio Sheffield today discussing women’s rights at work, ahead of International Women’s Day tomorrow. You can listen to the discussion here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/radiosheffield 

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Radio 4: NHS March

I was on BBC Radio 4 this afternoon talking about the NHS march and the important role of political protests. It was great to see so many people from across the country marching today. Marches are a way of expressing public … Continue reading

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Everywoman: a review

‘You will never be popular’, starts Jess Phillips – words spoken to her by Harriet Harman when she first began speaking out for women in parliament.

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Labour has some brilliant women in local government – now we need to act to ensure there are more of them

I wrote this for my LabourList column. It’s easy to feel down about women’s progress at the moment – not least in local government – but our women councillors give us reason to be optimistic.

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