Sophie Walker: The Power of Four Million

Sophie Walker: The Power of Four Million

 

Sophie Walker is the first ever WE candidate for London Mayor

Meet Sophie

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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Our manifesto for London 

Sophie’s vision for an equal London 

Equal Enterprise

It is time we allow women and girls equal access to enterprise so they can achieve their full potential.

Valuing Care

Tackling the capital’s high cost of childcare, allowing those women who want to return to afford to do so.

Affordable Housing

More flexible and part-time working and cheaper childcare will shift the economy, making housing more affordable for women now, as well as ringfenced funds for future homes for London’s most vulnerable people.

Transport for all

Room for all – pushchairs no longer pitted against wheelchairs – on London’s transport, a focus on safety on the night tube, and investment so that more women cycle.

Ending Violence Against Women

London’s economy loses millions of pounds every year to domestic violence, and women can no longer afford to pay this price.

Work that works

If we shift the economy to allow more flexible and part time working, our businesses will grow faster and more efficiently and fewer women will be trapped at home unable to afford to work.