Category Archives: Labour Party

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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Too many men: The problem with all-male panels

This was co-written with Jacqui Smith. Many of us heading to Labour party conference this year received our passes in the post last week. A brief flick through the fringe guide and it is quickly clear that, once again, there … Continue reading

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Re-framing childcare

Tackling the cost of childcare is incredibly important. But we all need to change our narrative on it.

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Tackling the challenges faced by working women

Women are being routinely failed in their workplaces. According to the TUC, a woman in work today is earning 15.7% less on average than men. In spite of this, the Government has decided not to fully implement measures passed by … Continue reading

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All-women shortlists: the myths

The recent photo of an all-male government front bench has meant that all-women shortlists have once again been a topic of conversation, this time with suggestions from within the Conservative Party about whether they should adopt them. But the discussion … Continue reading

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Politics: A dirty word?

People feel like politics does not fit into their lives. It’s ‘irrelevant’ and ‘far-removed’: a dirty word. And when it comes to changing that perception politicians often don’t do themselves any favours. People love a scandal and Westminster gives them … Continue reading

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