Category Archives: Labour Party

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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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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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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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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