“The voices you’re not hearing”: The project helping mums to become MPs

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September 28, 2022

“The voices you’re not hearing”: The project helping mums to become MPs

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MotherRED was set up by MP Stella Creasy and is backed by Cherie Blair and Jacqui Smith. Photograph: John Sibley/Reuters

MotherRED gives grants and support to 50 women, who commit to family-friendly policies, to stand for public office.

When Miatta Fahnbulleh told her children her bid to become the Labour candidate for Camberwell and Peckham might mean she would sometimes miss their bedtime, her eldest said it would be really tough – for her.

She acknowledges it will be hard, but no harder than getting mothers’ voices heard in parliament. “The barriers to entry for mothers are massive,” she says. “So yes, it will be tough, but if we don’t get more mothers in parliament that will never change.”

Click here to read the full article published by The Guardian on 25 September 2022.

Author: 
Alexandra Topping
Publisher: 
The Guardian
Publication year: 
2022