100 years ago some women in the UK first got the right to vote. I have been delighted to talk about this subject on a variety of media including BBC East Politics, BBC Radio Suffolk and have three articles appearing across the year in Suffolk… Read More »100 years of the Representation of People Act – media appearances
What better place to celebrate 100 years since some women first gained the vote than by running a workshop in Aldeburgh, the home of Millicent Fawcett who was instrumental to this hard-won right. Delighted as ever to be running workshops – my favourite kind of… Read More »Women, Aldeburgh and the Vote – a workshop with the Britten Pears Foundation
2018 brings another celebration – 100 years since the Representation of People Act which gave women over 30 the right to vote on equal terms as men. In November 2017 I ran a workshop at the Fawcett Society annual conference looking at how we could… Read More »100 years of women’s votes
It was fantastic to be involved in the project during my time at Fawcett and I am so pleased to see it published. It is an incredible in depth report looking at women in local government from councillors to staff. It is such an in… Read More »Does Local Government Work for Women?
Delighted to have been on LBC News this morning talking to Jim Diamond about the report I wrote for the Fawcett Society on sexism and local government.
Here is the press release from the report:
If elected would we do an equality impact assessment on all local budget cuts on women? First and foremost I would say that we would not be looking at making cuts that impacted directly on any one group so the idea that we would be… Read More »Colchester Labour respond to #Vote4Equality questions
I asked all the council candidates standing for election in my ward Fawcett Society’s #Vote4Equality questions. Here is the response from the Liberal Democrat candidate and current Councillor Llyn Barton: Thanks for the email which raises some key concerns. I have sent a letter to a… Read More »Liberal Democract Councillor and candidate answers #Vote4Equality questions
As part of my work for the Fawcett Society I have recently launched a campaign called #Vote4Equality. This campaign aims to engage people in their local elections and council candidate’s answers on how they will improve women’s rights in their local area. You can find… Read More »Colchester UKIP candidate Sarah Hardy answers questions on women’s rights