Category Archives: campaigning

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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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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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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A message to Donald Trump

I wrote this following the Women’s March. As Donald Trump settled in to the Oval Office on Saturday, millions of people worldwide took to the streets to march for women’s rights. In London, Labour members, trade unionists and thousands of … Continue reading

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Ending rape culture

It was a pleasure to share a panel with some really fantastic women, including Sarah Champion MP, last night to discuss how we end rape culture. I talked about the rape culture within politics and my experience volunteering at a … Continue reading

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Labour must fight women’s corner in EU negotiations

As Tories like Michael Gove prepare to pull us out of the EU and the implications of Brexit are discussed, what’s missing from the debate is the impact it would have on women. This comes as no surprise: women’s voices … Continue reading

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End employment tribunal fees and give women #access2justice

Coming forward to report sexual harassment is really hard. You worry you won’t be believed. You worry about ruining your career. Your mental health can suffer. As if it wasn’t hard enough already, thanks to the Tories you now have … Continue reading

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