#AskHerToStand Day


These events are part of the #AskHerToStand Day in Parliament.

The events below are only available to #AskHerToStand Day in Parliament delegates. It is necessary to have an invitation from your MP and to complete the registration form to attend the day.

Get details about the whole #AskHerToStand Day in Parliament here.

Welcome, registration and political fair

09:00 - 12:00

Church House, Westminster, SW1P 3NZ 

Delegates must register with 50:50 Parliament at Church House. When you sign in you will receive your welcome pack and have an opportunity to look around the political fair to meet lots of organisations supporting women in politics.

After registration you can head over to Parliament to meet up with your MP. It's a 5-10 minute walk to Parliament.

Let us know if you will be arriving in London after midday (contact@5050parliament.co.uk)

St James Tube: 5 min walk; Westminster Tube: 10 min walk; Victoria Station: 15 min walk (map) 

Women & Equalities Select Committee: Women in Politics - FULL!

10:00 - 11:00

Committee Room 6, Parliament 

Sit in on the Women & Equalities Select Committee as they discuss women's representation in the Commons and action that needs to be taken to make progress.

The committee is chaired by Maria Miller MP and members include: Jess Phillips, Vicky Ford, Sarah Champion, Angela Crawley, Tonia Antoniazzi, Philip Davies, Kirstene Hair, Eddie Hughes, Gavin Shuker, Tulip Siddiq

Watch PMQs with journalist commentary - FULL!

11:30 - 12:30

Committee Room 12, House of Commons

This will be a great opportunity to watch PMQs live as MPs bring key questions to the chamber.

A journalist will be on hand to answer questions and comment on proceedings.


12:30 - 13:00

Westminster Hall, House of Commons (on the grand steps)

Gain access to Westminster Hall via the Cromwell Entrance, location 6 on the parliamentary map.

Breaking Down the Barriers, a lunchtime panel event organised by Fawcett - FULL!

13:30 - 15:00

Attlee Suite, Portcullis House, 1 Parliament St, SW1A 2JR

A panel event organised by the Fawcett Society and co-hosted by Rt Hon Harriet Harman MP and Vicky Ford MP, Chair of the APPG on Women in Parliament. Exploring ways to overcome the hurdles women face in politics.

Lunch will be provided.

Get Elected Workshop, hosted by the Parliament Project - FULL!

15:30 - 17:30

Boothroyd Room, Portcullis House 

Sign up here

Participate in this fabulous workshop to gain the confidence and skills to stand.

#AskHerToStand Panel with Helen Pankhurst, Rosie Duffield & Vicky Ford - FULL!

18:00 - 20:00

Committee Room 11, Parliament 

Sign up here

Come and meet winning women MPs and learn how women make a difference at Westminster.

House of Doors - Art Exhibition

All Day

Westminster Hall

'House of Doors' is a contemporary sculpture which explores issues of women’s equality and access, and how that access has changed over time.

All delegates are also invited to the Government Equalities Office conference:

From Law Breakers to Law Makers

13:30 - 17:30

Church House, Westminster, London SW1P 3NZ

For more information and to RSVP email: rosalyn.ball@geo.gov.uk

This GEO conference will be an opportunity to celebrate and learn from women lawmakers who have made a difference to the country

Come for the whole afternoon or drop in for sessions:

1:30-2:00pm - Networking and coffee

2:00-3:00pm - A plenary session with a speech from the Minister for Women, a presentation on 100 years of women MPs and the change they’ve affected, a panel of women who have campaigned to change legislation

3:00-4:00pm and 4:30-5:30pm – Two breakout sessions on:

1. Harnessing the power of women to make a difference in policy making

2. Hard to reach women – what innovative measures can access and motivate this untapped talent pool?

4:00-4:30 - Coffee and networking