Category Archives: feminism

Use it or lose it?

The Institute for Fiscal Studies yesterday published a report showing that the 18 per cent gender pay gap steadily worsens once women have children. Alongside better quality part-time jobs, affordable childcare, a living wage and equal pay audits, greater uptake … Continue reading

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All-women shortlists are working – and the evidence proves it

I wrote this for LabourList after reading some great research into all-women shortlists. I joined the Labour Party because I want a more equal society. That includes equal representation for women in Parliament. So far the only thing that has … Continue reading

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Labour needs to be brave about tackling harassment and bullying

One I wrote for LabourList today, as the NEC elections draw to a close. On Friday, after eight months of campaigning, Labour’s hard-fought NEC elections will close. I launched my campaign by highlighting the cultural problems we face as 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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Has Labour stalled on women?

Labour is the party of equality. That’s why I joined, and I’m proud of what Labour achieved in government to make our society more equal. But we can’t neglect our own back yard.

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Labour must do more to tackle sexism within its ranks

Here’s a piece I wrote today for the Mirror, which you can also find here. As government cuts hit hard, women are fighting back. Older women groups are forming action groups like Women Against State Pension Inequality. Younger women are leaping online … Continue reading

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End of term NEC report

After three years as NEC Youth Rep, I’ve done one final ‘end of term’ report to show you what I’ve been up to. Here are 13 things I’ve done to deliver for members and make Labour more equal: BEX BAILEY END OF … Continue reading

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