WE are delighted that our collaborative politics won in Richmond
Published 2 December 2016
The Women's Equality Party congratulates Lib Dem candidate Sarah Olney on her win and is grateful to our Richmond branch for standing down their candidate in order to do politics differently: It works.
Party Leader Sophie Walker said: “Equality and tolerance has won. Never has that message been more important than it is now, when division and intolerance is fracturing our country.”
“I stood as a Mayoral candidate beside Zac Goldsmith at the start of the year and saw up close the way he sought to split communities in order to secure votes. WE will always stand up to those who seek to limit equality for all.”
WE are proud that another female MP is now heading towards the House of Commons who, in collaboration with us, has committed to work to ensure the rights of women are at the top of her agenda in that job. WE will continue to push for equal representation in politics and business, equal pay and equality of opportunity, acting in the best interests of the women of Richmond.
Despite being a young party, we already have over 65,000 members and supporters nationally. The result in this election shows that our message of equality is resonating, and we look forward to taking that message forward in the borough and across the UK in 2017.