I have missed parents’ evenings, my daughter’s secondary school induction ceremony, and numerous other events because of three-line whip council meetings.
Posts Tagged: Women2Win
If we are to win a majority in Parliament at the next General Election it is critical that we win the women’s vote.
Brandon Lewis: Ten years ago, there were 17 women on the Conservative benches – today there are four times that number.
If you know a woman who would make a phenomenal Conservative representative, ask her to stand.
Joan Seccombe and Fiona Hodgson: This year, we celebrate the founding of the oldest women’s political organisation in the world
Two former Conservative Women’s Organisation Chairmen on its centenary – “predating Labour’s Women’s Network by six decades”.
…and contrast it with their achievements in office.
Ours is the party that believes in equality of opportunity, in everyone having the chance to fulfil their potential, irrespective of where you come from or who you are.
If you can offer time as a mentor or speaker or donate to any of the groups mentioned in this article, it will be time and money well spent.
Syed Kamall: The electoral disaster that will engulf our Party if we don’t boost our ethnic minority support
Once a seat reaches 30 per cent BME population, it goes Labour. In 2010, this applied to 75 seats. By 2022, it could apply to around 120 seats.
There are clearly questions about what’s happening in relation to voting, membership, and representation — and what the Party should or might want to do.
But some, perhaps many, Tory MPs have these tendencies – including one no less senior than the Prime Minister herself.
Unless we find a way to win over those in their forties, thirties and younger, we will have an even bigger problem at the next election.
A recent Conservative conference for the area found eagerness to discuss radical policies and to embrace innovative campaigning techniques. An encouraging sign for the local elections.
Addressing this persistent under-representation is not political correctness, it is political common sense. Our Party would be the better for it.
We hope that Trudy Harrison’s tale on our site today, together with others coming this week, encourages women who may not have done so to think about it.
Road to Parliament 1) Trudy Harrison: My journey from village activist to MP taught me that stepping forward can make a difference
The first article in our new mini-series, in which female Conservative MPs share the stories of their journeys into politics, comes from the MP for Copeland.