50:50 at the 2018 Labour Party Conference

By Kelly Grehan – Dartford Labour Party Back in March, after hearing Frances Scott speak, I became a 50:50 ambassador and since then I have been selected as Dartford’s Women’s delegate for the 2018 Labour Party Conference. I travelled to Liverpool on Saturday 22 September for the Labour Women’s Conference – a meeting of 1,000 women – which commenced the …

50:50 & Fawcett Join Forces to Inspire More Women to Westminster

by Germaine Broadbent, 50:50 Parliament Ambassador 50:50 Parliament is a national, cross party campaign to get more women into Parliament. With our #AskHerToStand and #SignUpToStand campaigns we want to support women along the way to Westminster. On the 18th July, The Fawcett Society partnered with 50:50 to host the “Courage Calls: Ask Her to Stand” event at Church House, Westminster, London …

10 Questions for Angela Crawley

“My call to women across the UK is this – be the change you want to see in the world. If being underrepresented in Parliament frustrates you like it did for me, it is time to consider running for office.”- – Angela Crawley MP Angela Crawley is a Scottish National Party politician. She has served as an MP for Lanark …

10 ways you can support 50:50 Parliament

Here at 50:50 Parliament, we are passionate about achieving a gender-balanced government. We drive that mission by encouraging, inspiring and supporting women’s political engagement. There are lots of ways you can support the group. For the May edition of 50:50 Voice (our new e-magazine!) we have come up with 10 ways you can support 50:50 Parliament. We hope that you …

Women, Our Country Needs You!

By Dolly Theis, Founder and Director of 50:50 Parliament’s #AskHerToStand Campaign This month is a moment where our country needs you. The Centre for Public Appointments have 36 positions available. Don’t sit it out. Apply now to help make some of the most important decisions for our country, including Chair of NHS England and Chief Commissioner for the Independent Commission …

Inspired to Stand by 50:50!

By Valerie John-Baptiste Five years ago, in 2013, when Frances started 50:50, I was heavily occupied with what turned out to be a seven year training in psychotherapy and research. Over the years, she would passionately invite me to get involved in politics because I think she could see that at some point I would be ready. And so in …

Not Yet Suffragette Comedy Show in Support of 50:50

By Larissa Hirst Not Yet Suffragette is a one woman feminist theatre and comedy show written and performed by the talented Natalie Ann Cutler.  One hundred years on from some women winning the right to vote the continued lack of equality it laughable.  Not Yet Suffragette is funny, feisty and feminine! The story begins during WWI where women kept the country afloat …

50:50’s Speech at #March4Women

By  Isabel Adomakoh Young Hello March4Women! I’m Isabel from 50:50 Parliament, it’s great to be with you. Thanks Care UK for organising such an inspiring march! 50:50 have been called the Modern Day Suffragettes! We want Equal Seats and Equal Say. Women may have the vote but we don’t yet have equal representation. It’s 2018 but in that place men outnumber …

The Conservative Women’s Organisation Ask Her To Stand!

By Fleur Butler CWO Yorkshire. The Conservative women’s annual conference in Leicester this year was open to all women irrespective of party and the theme was #AskHerToStand (with thanks to 50:50 Parliament).  The room was full of politically engaged and inspirational women.  

10 Questions for Helen Grant

“In 2006 I joined my party and was accepted onto the candidates list. In 2008 I was selected to fight a seat. In 2010 I became the first Anglo-African female Conservative MP, then Minister, and in 2018 I was appointed a Vice-Chairman on the Party. If I can do this, so can you, and that’s why I’m proud to back …

Young voices

— By Nicola Morgan I recently had the pleasure of taking the 50:50 campaign into a school visiting a fabulous group of young women comprising year 13 students at Pipers Corner Girls School in Buckinghamshire.  This was an ambitious and aware group of young women who are not satisfied with the level of representation of women in Parliament but their …

50:50 Mascots and Missions

By Lexie Evans. Working with 50:50 parliament over the last few weeks has been exciting, enjoyable and full on. Before coming to work with the campaign I would have said that equal numbers of female and male MP’s was important but after my week working directly with Frances, I now realise how true this is. Seeing how passionate everyone involved …

A Review Of The ‘Inspiring Kent Labour Women Event’

By Kelly Grehan. Spurred on by International Women’s Day on Thursday a group of us from Dartford CLP headed down to Canterbury for this event. Since becoming Kent’s only Labour MP last June, Rosie Duffield has become the pride of the Labour Party movement throughout Kent, with all of us feeling that she is ‘our Rosie’ .