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 [...]

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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 [...]

Theresa May calls snap general election for June 8th 2017

This morning, Prime Minister Theresa May stood outside of 10 Downing Street and announced that a general election will be held on 8th June 2017. This comes in the wake of Article 50 being triggered, and after she had assured everyone that she categorically would not call for a snap general election. "The country is [...]

Voting Matters

Apparently, women aged between 18 and 24 are the least likely to vote in the coming election. But why is this? Only 39% of young women voted in the last general election, compared to 50% of men in the same age group. When I read statistics like that, my immediate thought is, what the hell [...]