Let's end abuse, let's start with Westminster - Women's Equality

Let's end abuse. Let's start with Westminster. 

Violence and harassment have no place in Parliament. Constituents should have the power to trigger a by-election where their MP has assaulted someone.

In the last two years, more than 20 MPs have been accused of committing acts of aggression, harassment or assault against women while in public office. Not one of them has lost their job as an MP.

The lack of accountability in Westminster is unacceptable. At a time when one in five people working there has reportedly experienced harassment, this failure to act on unacceptable behaviour sends a strong message that politics is not for women.

It is vital that constituents be given greater powers to hold their representatives to account when they are found guilty of harassment or abuse. The public should be able to send the message loud and clear that violent men do not represent us.

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