Sophie Walker is the first ever WE candidate for London Mayor
I am going to make London the first city in the world where men and women are equal. London’s four million women are living with the UK’s biggest pay gap, most expensive childcare, highest sexual violence rates and highest child poverty.
I’ve watched one Mayor after another ignore and undervalue women. Now I want to take action to help them flourish. Because when London’s women flourish, the city will be better for everyone.
I worked as a reporter for 20 years, covering politics, business and finance. I have campaigned hard as an ambassador and patron for autism charities so we can better understand and embrace diversity. As leader of the Women’s Equality Party, I have built a vibrant political movement of 45,000 members and supporters in just 9 months.
I've done this while balancing the needs of my children against the daily demands of work - one of millions of women to do so, wondering why politicians don’t seem to want to help.
As Mayor of London, I am going to help. I am going to make equality and diversity the fuel that drives our nation’s capital.
A vote for me is a vote for all.
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Watch the Evening Standard's introduction to Sophie here.