General Election 2017: MayDUP is a nightmare nobody envisaged

This morning, I woke to find that we were facing a hung parliament. I always knew a Labour win was unlikely, but I was chuffed that we'd managed to keep the Tories from gaining a majority. Through tactical voting, constant discussion, and encouraging more young people to vote, we'd done it. And then lunchtime came. [...]

Women’s Equality Party hails results of its first general election

The Women's Equality Party (WE) this morning hailed the results of its first ever Westminster elections as a stunning vindication of its founding principles of collaborative politics, progressive values and the need to fundamentally reimagine the democratic process. “When we started the party, we said ‘voters don’t want politics as usual’,” said party co-founder and [...]

General Election 2017: The future is female

In about 5 hours, the polling stations will close, and the first constituencies will start to declare. Will it be Labour? Will it be Tory? Or will the country be divided once again? The polls have been all over the place, the bookies unsure, but what I do know is this: more women are getting [...]

General Election 2017: Politics is for the young

Last month, Theresa May called for a snap general election, to be held on the 8th of June 2017. Since the EU referendum, I've seen more and more young people taking an interest in politics. How refreshing to see the younger generations (myself included) getting involved and hashing out the pros and cons - and [...]

Women’s Equality Party to contest seats in London, Manchester and Cardiff

The Women’s Equality Party announced yesterday that four more candidates who will contest seats in the snap General Election on 8 June. In London, Nimco Ali will stand in Hornsey and Wood Green and Harini Iyengar will stand in Vauxhall. Sharon Lovell will contest the Wales seat of Cardiff South and Penarth, while Sally Carr [...]

Green Party votes to endorse Women’s Equality Party in Shipley

The Bradford Green Party yesterday voted by 80 percent in favour to endorse Sophie Walker's candidacy in Shipley, calling for a progressive alliance to oust Conservative MP Philip Davies. The local Liberal Democrat party is currently in discussion about whether to also step aside and Labour is yet to select a candidate. "I am delighted that [...]

Funding anti-choice organisations with the tampon tax is violence against women

When I read the news that a percentage of the tampon tax has been going to anti-choice organisations, I thought it was a joke. It was April 1st, after all. But, sadly, it's true. The British government is using money from the tampon tax to fund anti-choice organisations, and dressing it up as supporting women. Let [...]

Victoria & Elizabeth: Not My Feminist Role Models

Queen Victoria, the second reigning queen of England, came to the throne in 1837. There she reigned until her death in 1901. Queen Elizabeth II came to power in 1952, and she still reigns today. But what have either queens done for women whilst in power? Victoria The short answer: not a lot. If you, [...]

Women’s Equality Party: WE need more women in politics to end intimidation of female politicians across the world

Two in five female politicians have been subject to threats of death, rape, violence or abduction, according to new global research by the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU). More than a fifth said they had actually experienced one or more acts of sexual violence. “This shocking new data shows how urgently we need to change the environments [...]

Theresa May has failed to act on gender equality – but WE won’t

Today, Theresa May marks her 100th day in office having taken no action to improve the lives of women in the United Kingdom, despite early promises of equality for all. The Women’s Equality Party, which at the start of May’s term as Prime Minister offered her six achievable policies on gender equality, said it would [...]