Equality became a reality in London.
The COVID crisis laid bare the shameful inequalities at the heart of our society, with the most marginalised hit hardest by both the virus and the economic turmoil it caused.
Women make up a staggering 98% of those doing the highest risk jobs for poverty wages, domestic abuse has gone through the roof, and it is overwhelmingly women who have shouldered the additional responsibility for unpaid care and childcare during the last year. This May’s elections are a vital opportunity to send a message to those in power and to elect a Women’s Equality Party representative to the London Assembly to shape how we build back from this crisis.
The London elections are special, the electoral system is fairer meaning that every vote counts and smaller parties always win seats. You can also vote for multiple parties as there is more than one ballot paper so you can share your vote to ensure that you have the most impact on final results
Ensure we build back equal from the COVID crisis by pledging to vote for the Women Equality Party on the orange ballot this May.
Please find our most recent manifesto for the London Elections 2021 below:
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Join our Holyrood election campaign!
WE are delighted to announce that seven fantastic Women’s Equality Party members have been selected to contest the Glasgow and Lothian regions in the Holyrood election!
Our candidates represent the grassroots activism that this Party is built on and WE are excited to bring that experience and knowledge to our campaign to change the law on consent and achieve gender equality in Scotland.
Standing for the Women’s Equality Party in Glasgow are:
- Ruth Wilkinson
- Suzanne Martin
- Esthi Thurston
- Anna Nordahl
Standing for the Women’s Equality Party in Lothian are:
- Emma Watt
- David Renton
- Lucy Hammond
WE are proud to be standing in the 2021 Holyrood election and campaigning to end sexual violence in Scotland!
In Scotland, legally someone only has to have ‘reasonable belief’ that consent was given, perpetuating stereotypes about women ‘bringing it on themselves’ and ‘asking for it’. That is why WE are calling for the law on consent to be reformed so it is unambiguous and unequivocal! Consent is not ambiguous and until our law reflects this, we will never be able to prevent sexual violence. It is time to end ‘reasonable belief’ in sexual consent.
WE need as many people as possible to help us activate our members, so we can win the biggest possible vote share in Edinburgh and Glasgow and change the law on consent. Our candidates and election volunteers will also be campaigning on the Party's eight priorities: Equal Representation, Equal Pay and Opportunity, Equal Parenting and Caregiving, Equal Education, Equality in Health, Equality in the Media and Ending Violence Against Women and Girls.
If you can give just a few hours, you can make a huge difference to our campaign.
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