Voters in 30 wards across England can vote Women's Equality Party today
100 years after the first women in the UK got the vote, make your mark today by casting your vote for equality.
Our candidates and their teams have run exciting and positive campaigns that have won support across the country. For every door we knock, leaflet we deliver, headline we make, conversation we start and vote we win, more people understand why women's equality needs to be prioritised both locally and nationally.
This is a crucial election for women. In the last six months, the #MeToo movement has revealed the scale of violence against women while pay gap reporting has shown the cost of inequality in our society and economy. The austerity policies that have been handed down from Westminster to local councils are now being passed onto women and care is becoming invisible. Only the Women's Equality Party has the policies to turn this around and make politics work better for everyone.
Nikki Uppal, WEP candidate in Islington, has had a brilliant reception on the doorstep: 'I feel very privileged and truly excited to be standing as a first-time candidate for WEP. Day after day, I am having inspiring doorstep conversations in Islington and seeing just how many share our vision of doing politics differently and placing equality at the top of the agenda.'
In Southwark, WEP candidate Claire Empson has lived in the ward for over 15 years, owns a business on the high street and sent her children to school there. 'My highlight has been having a team of like-minded, passionate individuals working together with a common goal. The level of support we have been shown locally is humbling.'