WE respond to the appointment of Philip Davies MP to the Women's and Equalities Committee
Published 13 December 2016
"The appointment to the Women's and Equalities Committee of Philip Davies, a man who claims that ‘feminist zealots’ are exaggerating gender inequalities, seems a fitting end to this year of post-truth politics," said Sophie Walker, leader of the Women's Equality Party.
"It is shocking that no other Conservative MP cared enough about equality to put themselves forward against a man who has denied that violence against women and girls is a problem in the UK. His election to the committee, backed by at least 15 fellow Conservatives, raises serious questions about just how much the party of Government really cares about women's equality."