Launch of #AskHerToStand Campaign



Launch of #AskHerToStand Campaign

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Wednesday, November 30, 2016 - 17:15

House Of Commons

Committee Room 16



Join 50:50 Parliament for their annual event in Parliament to mark the anniversary of Nancy Astor, the first woman MP to take her seat in the Commons in 1919.

This year 50:50 Parliament is launching #AskHerToStand; a campaign to address the gender imbalance in Parliament by encouraging everyone to ask the talented and inspirational women they know to stand as Parliamentary candidates.

Jess Phillips MP is hosting this event and Rt Hon Justine Greening MP, the Secretary of State for Education and Minster for Women and Equalities is on the panel.

The panel of MPs includes Caroline Lucas MP (Leader of the Green Party), Tasmina Ahmed-Sheikh (National Women and Equalities Convener for the SNP), Guy Opperman MP, Peter Kyle MP, Stuart Donaldson MP, Rt Hon Tom Brake MP and Sophie Walker (Leader of the Women's Equality Party) and others.

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