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Sophie Walker resigns as leader of the Women’s Equality Party

Sophie Walker, the leader of the Women’s Equality Party, has announced that she is stepping down after four years at the helm. Walker, who was elected in 2015 as the first leader of the newly established party, said she was stepping in order to make space for new voices. During her term, Walker ran twice...
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10/02/2018 – Celebrating Political Women

Date & Time: 10/01/2019 @ 19:00-21.00 Location: Museum of Brands, Packaging and Advertising, 111-117 Lancaster Road, London, W11 1QT Come and meet the Rt Hon Justine Greening MP at a special networking event to celebrate women in politics at the brilliant Museum of Brands in Notting Hill. This is a Kensington, Chelsea & Fulham Conservative Association...
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Alison Cork featured

What I learned running as the next Boris | Alison Cork

I was sitting at the dinner table one evening in May. It had been a normal busy day in my office and I was looking forward to some light hearted chat with the kids. My telephone pinged to tell me there was a text. It was a particularly insistent ping, so rather unusually, I looked...
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Frances Fitzgerald

Ireland’s deputy Prime Minister Frances Fitzgerald resigns

Ireland’s deputy Prime Minister Frances Fitzgerald has resigned, preventing a snap election. A no-confidence motion in Mrs Fitzgerald, Ireland’s Tanaiste, was scheduled for Tuesday evening in the Irish Parliament over Fitzgerald’s knowledge of a whistleblower controversy against a respected Garda sergeant. If the government had lost the vote of confidence, the Irish government could have...
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Dawn Butler

Theresa May is “no friend of women” says Labour’s Dawn Butler

Dawn Butler, shadow minister for women and equalities, has claimed that Theresa May is ‘no friend of women’. Speaking to BBC Radio 5 Live’s Pienaar’s Politics, the Labour frontbencher also said that 86 per cent of Government cuts under May have affected women. She told the programme that both Theresa May and Margaret Thatcher had...
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Philip Hammond

The Autumn Budget 2017: All the key points

Chancellor Philip Hammond has presented his Budget to Parliament – here’s a summary of what was announced. He said: “A future that will be full of change; full of new challenges and above all full of new opportunities. And in this Budget, we express our resolve to look forwards not backwards. To embrace that change,...
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Ruth Davidson featured

Ruth Davidson: “Toxic” workplace will put women off politics

Scottish Conservative leader, Ruth Davidson has said that Parliament and Holyrood’s “toxic” workplace will put women off politics. Davidson said that Parliament looks like a “toxic workplace for women”, after allegations of sexual harassment and inappropriate behaviour have emerged. Over recent weeks, a number of MPs and Westminster staff have been accused of sexual harassment....
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Penny Mordaunt named as the new International Development Secretary

Penny Mordaunt has been appointed by Theresa May as the new International Development Secretary, replacing Priti Patel. The Conservative MP replaces Priti Patel who resigned on Wednesday after it was revealed that she had arranged unauthorised meetings with members of the Israeli government. Her new role was confirmed Thursday afternoon in a meeting between the...
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