By Frances Scott, Founder and Director 50:50 Parliament The fight for political equality is still on – #AskHerToStand #SignUpToStand #5050Parliament
“Here, you are a woman first, and party-political second,” Rosie Duffield, Labour MP for Canterbury told a packed room of women who attended Parliament on November 21st at the invitation of their MP.
Thank you to the hundreds of MPs who participated in our #AskHerToStand day last week, it was AWESOME, see the long list below. We now have over 300 women wanting to stand for elected office.
by Olga FitzRoy I’m a freelance sound engineer, a mum to a toddler, and an activist campaigning for shared parental leave for the self-employed. I believe we need more mothers in Parliament.
“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 …