Local election candidates 2024

Meet the Women's Equality Party candidates 2024


Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council

Stacy Hart - Hatch Warren and Beggarwood

I’m standing for election because I realised that, although I wasn’t bred to politics, and didn’t have the “right” sort of background, those facts are my superpower because I bring something totally different from mainstream politicians. Since I started WE Basingstoke in 2019 we’ve worked hard on successful equality-based campaigns like White Ribbon accreditation for Council and school sports equality as well as local issues like family park car parking charges. I want to continue that work on equality as a Councillor whilst also focusing on key issues people that ward residents care about like proper infrastructure investment, environmental protection and pushing back on unnecessary development.

Priya Brown - Kempshott and Buckskin

Building on the continued efforts to hold those in power to account in Basingstoke and Deane alongside Stacy Hart and the team, Priya is looking to grow a strong local presence to get equality at the forefront and centre of local policy and action. Priya is a freelance Marketing Consultant and mum of two. She is Founder of Boss Mamas, a business support group with over 80 members, and a Governor at Basingstoke College of Technology. She is also a member of the Basingstoke Hate Crime Awareness Group, Black Success Initiative, and a White Ribbon Ambassador.




Megan Lemee - Wainbury

My name is Megan Lemee and I live in Coventry. I am very passionate about women’s equality, and hope the upcoming election will be a way to gain more supporters and members for WEP.



Samantha Days - Crumpsall

My name is Samantha, I am a born and bred Mancunian and have lived in Crumpsall for over 25 years. I am a member of Women's Equality Party Greater Manchester Branch. I am standing in the Crumpsall ward of Manchester for the fourth time and am very proud to be doing so. In Crumpsall, as we continue in the post Covid-19 world, with cost-of-living increases, food and fuel poverty and food bank use increasing, we need to work together across our ward focusing on these local issues developing a strong community plan to support all Crumpsall residents to live better lives.



Carmen Wood-Hope - Weaste and Seedley 

As a resident of Weaste and Seedley and a teacher of 30 years, I want to prioritise; childcare, investment in education, free school meals for all children, investment in social care, the building of more social housing and the eradication of violence against women and girls. Tackling anti social behaviour requires investment in children’s and young people’s services . Invest in our community for the future and Dare to Care.

Stinsford Parish Council


Sarah Jane Pattison - Stinsford

With a background from academia to land use planning and human resources I have tried to use my experience in the private, public and voluntary sector for the good of the parish as a councillor and ex chair of the council. Stinsford has much to recommend it. We have delivered in a neighbourhood plan, a Climate and Ecological Emergency Strategy and a Communications Strategy but much more needs to be done. The parish still faces the risk of an additional 4,000 houses. This is something consistently used my planning knowledge to oppose. Kingston Maurward College is in the process of a merge. We need to maintain free access to the gardens and the animal park for all. The issue of highways is never far away with an international tourist attraction and the tensions that visitor traffic can cause for local residents. I believe that with a previous record of voluntary work and professional planning experience I can continue to deliver what is needed to protect the parish and it's rurality.



Paula King - Reddish North

Paula is dedicated to making a difference in Reddish North. Her focus is on improving healthcare services, tackling violence against women and girls, fighting for specialist services, and lobbying for quality education programs in schools to challenge the attitudes that underpin this behaviour. What more protect and invest in local services, particularly concerning childcare, education, and social care, supporting women in the workplace, which is exactly what Reddish North needs.



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