Local Election Results 2023
The results are in and the brilliant Kay Wesley and Susan Mead were both elected to Congleton Town Council
|Council||Ward||Candidate||Votes||% of voters voting WEP|
Basingstoke and Deane
|Hatch Warren and Beggarwood||Stacy Hart||925||36.8%|
|Cheshire East||Congleton East*||Kay Wesley||1,132||34.6%†|
|South East*||Kay Wesley||953||Elected|
|Milton Keynes||Newport Pagnell North and Hanslope||Jane Whild||128||3.5%|
|Weaste and Seedley||Donna-Maree Humphery||109||5%|
|Heatons North*||Diane Coffey||384||10.2%†|
|Reddish North*||Paula King||297||
|Wokingham Borough||Evendons||Louise Timlin||179||6.1%|
|Evendons West*||Louise Timlin||463||38.1%†|
* indicates the election was for multiple vacancies
† indicates an estimate
End misogyny in policing - next step in the campaign
The day David Carrick's sentencing began, we took action and projected women’s experiences of misconduct and misogyny onto New Scotland Yard. Laying police failures and misogyny squarely at the doors of police leadership.
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Women are tired of platitudes and meaningless apologies from politicians and police leaders alike and we will not accept any less than fundamental, radical change. Violence against women and girls is not inevitable, politicians and police leadership have failed women for far too long. Enough is enough.
Our projection action was just one step in a long campaign to end misogyny in policing. Do you want to help lead the next action in your area? Sign up below to be the first to know about the next action and the ways you can get involved in the next part of the campaign.
As the cost of living crisis hits families up and down the country, we want to turn our attention to childcare.
In recent reports, childcare costs in the UK are among the most expensive in the world. The spiralling costs of childcare, long waiting lists, nursery closures due to staffing problems and a cost living crisis are creating the perfect storm that is pushing parents out of the workplace and into poverty.
The current system is not working for anyone, not women, not men, not children, and not childcare workers either.
So... why is this not headline news with a coordinated government response?!
While WE watch childcare in the UK teeter on the brink of crisis our political leader’s are ignoring the transformation that good, accessible childcare could bring to our economy and the impact it would have on equality.
It is no hidden secret that childcare directly impacts women's jobs, the gender pay gap, the cost of living crisis, and gender-equal roles inside and outside the home. It is a sector that is relied on by the vast majority of the country, yet severely underfunded and struggling to survive.
We want to change this.
Let us know your experience with childcare costs, provision or working in the sector, so that we can develop our campaigns to demand better for parents everywhere.Submit your experience
Meet Mandu - Leader of the Women’s Equality Party
"Politics has never been in greater need of new ideas, fresh ways of doing things and creative leadership. We are the party that has those ideas in droves and I am bringing energy and creativity to lead us to electoral victory, to campaign victories, and to growth in our membership both in number and in representation. I am a passionate feminist. And to me, feminism is all about fairness and society fulfilling its potential."
In April 2019, Mandu became the first person of colour to lead a national political party in British history when she took the helm at the Women’s Equality Party.
Working at City Hall
Tackling period poverty
In 2015 she founded The Cup Effect - a charitable social enterprise, advocacy, and campaigning organisation that tackles period poverty in the UK and globally.
Top 100 most influential people in global gender policy
Success as party leader
End Police Misogyny
We are rising up together and pushing back against the idea that violence against women and girls and police abuse of power happen just because of the occasional bad apple. Institutional misogyny is baked into all police forces. It shapes the culture within the systems designed to keep us safe, and urgently must be rooted out.
WE are pushing for a statutory inquiry into misogyny in the full UK police force, and for radical reform.
Our activist campaigns so far:
How to get involved:
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How to take action
Step 1. Sign up below to receive your poster
Step 2. Download and print an A4 copy of the poster
Step 3. Place these around your local area
Why get involved?
Last week, a report revealed police officers making sickening ‘jokes’ about sexually assaulting colleagues, abusing their partners, and using disgraceful racist and ableist language and more.
WE took action by placing 'fake incident' signs around the police station involved in the report, and by making 750 calls to the Home Secretary to demand an independent inquiry into misogyny and a radical overhaul of the Police force.
Out of roughly 750 Met officers and staff who faced sexual misconduct allegations, just 83 of them were sacked. Priti Patel is responsible for holding the Police to account. She has the power to launch an independent and statutory inquiry into misogyny for ALL police forces.
It is imperative WE continue taking action to ensure our demands are heard.
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