Yesterday I was invited to the shortlist for the Women’s Equality Party list of candidates for the Greater London Assembly Election. Here’s what I said at the assessment session… Please join us as part of WEP – there’s no better time than now to make change. You can do that here https://www.womensequality.org.uk/join_to_vote Join by 30th March and voting closes 31st March (votes only for London members). … Continue reading WE have 2020 vision
WHAT DO WE NEED TO DO TO PUT WOMEN’S EQUALITY ON THE AGENDA IN LEWISHAM, IN THE MAYORAL AND COUNCIL ELECTIONS IN MAY 2018?
HOW ARE WE GOING TO DO IT? Continue reading “JOIN US – set the agenda for 2018”
The WEP Lewisham team hope all local members and supporters will join us for our Branch meeting on 27th July 2017, starting at 7pm at the Talent Factory. This Branch meeting will have an exciting agenda, including: Feedback on the General Election experience, Lewisham members were the most active of any non-campaign-based branch Plans for campaigns and policy workshops in the autumn Updates on events … Continue reading WEP Lewisham July Branch meeting & branch officer elections
Of course, a General Election and of course, WE’re standing. Of course, I’m biased towards a woman I’ve worked alongside for over a year, but then I also sat and witnessed Philip Davies in Parliament making a travesty of the role of Parliamentarian. I saw how in the body language how his own side were embarrassed by him speaking against the Istanbul Convention for 91 … Continue reading Sophie Walker campaign day 1
I particularly like crowdfunding because it provides a real connection between the backers and the campaign. A well-run and well-researched crowdfunding campaign enhances and informs the project as it grows. A successful crowdfunding exercise achieves much more than filling the piggy bank (as delightful as that always is.) Continue reading Crowdfunding for beginners
Here at WEP we like the number 7 quite a lot; we have 7 objectives, so here’s a fun and deadly serious game you can try as we have just 7 weeks before the snap General Election… (and just 2 before the Council Elections outside London):
Write to the person you are considering voting for (and even if time to the others too) and ask them to exemplify how their record stacks up with the 7 principles of public life and how they can demonstrate their active and ongoing commitment to the 7 objectives for women’s equality:
Continue reading 7 principles of public life
Originally posted on justrmj:
For International Women’s Day 2017 I was invited by the University of Arts London to speak to some women students about being a woman in arts and politics. They sent me some questions in advance and I made some notes. As always happens what was said wasn’t quite the notes but here’s a few of the highlights. Q – Why do… Continue reading Why should politics care about us if we don't care about politics?
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Thanks to Pamela Ritchie for this little gem: Parliament or Government? – Episode 1 https://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/episode-1-parliament-or-government/id1215737817?i=1000382846791&mt=2 What Happens in Parliament? – Episode 2 https://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/episode-1-parliament-or-government/id1215737817?i=1000382846791&mt=2 There are four more Eps to come so maybe subscribe…. Continue reading Want to know more about how it works in Parliament?
My first instinct was we should stand. WE are a political party and we need to stand whenever and wherever we have the capacity to. Continue reading Candidate Workshop for WEP Conference