WE don’t want to wait another 100 years to see Equality

Yesterday Evening at the Amersham Arms, WEP Lewisham held a fundraiser to raise money for our Local Council election campaigns in Ladywell, Lewisham Central and Brockley.

Three brilliant comedians treated us to take their take on the world and we hugely grateful to Ada Campe for setting it up and to Rachel Creeger and New Cross’s own Thanyia Moore for appearing. fb header comedy night_edited-1

Always up for a challenge, I took the straight woman slot and introduced what our WEP Lewisham campaign is about. Here’s roughly what I said. Continue reading “WE don’t want to wait another 100 years to see Equality”

Women’s Equality Party announce candidates for Lewisham

In the centenary year of some UK women getting the vote, voters in Ladywell, Lewisham Central and Brockley wards have the chance to make history by giving one of their three votes on 3 May to the Women’s Equality Party, putting women’s and girls’ needs front and centre of council decisions.  
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Women’s Equality Party announce candidates for Lewisham

In the centenary year of some UK women getting the vote, voters in Ladywell, Lewisham Central and Brockley wards have the chance to make history by giving one of their three votes on 3 May to the Women’s Equality Party, putting women’s and girls’ needs front and centre of council decisions.  
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What Next: for the Ladywell Playtower

Since September 2017, Annette Corbett and I have revived the Lewisham chapter of the What Next movement. We meet the first Friday of every month at 8.30 am for an hour. What Next is all about taking actions that will place arts and culture at the centre of the community. So it seemed to us that we should play our part in the consultation about … Continue reading What Next: for the Ladywell Playtower

The Politics of Infertility

On Thursday 1st November 2017, I was delighted to be invited to speak at the Fertility Network UK event Politics in Fertility hosted by Paula Sheriff MP at the House of Commons. You can read what I said here.

It was most valuable for me as an opportunity to hear the myths around fertility and IVF treatments debunked. It won’t surprise you to learn of course that a lot of the problems associated with lack of access to treatments would be markedly improved with a prescription of “common sense”, better communication and a societal shift in attitude to infertility – understanding it as a disease and not a lifestyle choice.

Here’s some of what I learned (and said): Continue reading “The Politics of Infertility”

Lewisham Council rapped by Ombudsman for not consulting mother of autistic boys

The real impact of Council cuts imposed by central Government aren’t seen by most of us. The Women’s Equality Party Lewisham Branch is looking into what is happening with care and social care locally. Here’s just one example of how the cuts impact on families. WE want to see a council that is diversified in perspectives as well as who is on the Council. More … Continue reading Lewisham Council rapped by Ombudsman for not consulting mother of autistic boys

Equal Pay means Equal Pension…?

The Women’s Equality Party is the only party with a joined-up plan for tackling the pension gap. “We are working to create an equal education system that ends the practice of encouraging young girls into jobs that we value and pay less. We have fully-costed policies for free childcare that would create millions more jobs, increase the tax base and reduce out-of-work benefits.  We are the only party working to offer women real choices so they can work and save.” Continue reading Equal Pay means Equal Pension…?