The fifth piece in our series this week about what the Tory Manifesto should look like.
Posts Tagged: Women and equality
It would be wrong to see a woman gifted a ‘safe’ seat in a winnable constituency just because there is a lack of female MPs.
I have missed parents’ evenings, my daughter’s secondary school induction ceremony, and numerous other events because of three-line whip council meetings.
Our Party needs a stronger link between activists, MPs, and CCHQ, and a much more concerted effort to reach out to women.
“We will explore ways to ensure that gender stereotypes do not limit the choices of girls or boys.” Mordaunt’s equalities speech. Full text.
“We’ll be delivering pilots to see how curriculum resources, teacher training or workshops with pupils and parents can challenge expectations and attitudes.”
Raising national insurance, fewer “sin taxes”, public sector pay rises, more schools spending – all are part of his programme.
From the blog of the University of Liverpool academic: his detailed breakdown of the contest.
“Conservatives have a proud record of promoting gender equality… we call on you to explain how you will build on this record”
The Conservative Women in Parliament Group’s letter to all the candidates in the leadership election.
My Harlow constituent described her life as having been served a “lifetime sentence” of psychological and emotional torment.
Iain Dale: God help the UK Conservatives (so to speak) if they become religious fanatics – like the American Republicans.
Plus: The good and bad sides of Twitter – all in my week. How it may have helped to save a life. But also saw me slagged off for something I didn’t say.
If we are talking about real power and acceptance, then women should comprise 50 per cent of the representation in politics, locally and nationally.
There are clearly dangers in accepting the terms set out by green activists – who essentially argue that we can only protect the environment by slowing growth.
My minority report, unlike the majority one of the Women’s and Equality Committee, respects the province’s devolution settlement.
There is a mismatch between Government announcements and Commons realities. It cannot attempt reforms without risking them being amended out of recognition.
I’m naturally wary of the state interfering unnecessarily, but at minimum it is important to ascertain their whereabouts and that they really are being educated.