I am going to make London the first city in the world where men and women are equal. London’s four million women are living with the UK’s biggest pay gap, most expensive childcare, highest sexual violence rates and highest child poverty.
I’ve watched one London Assembly after another ignore and undervalue women. Now I want to take action to help them flourish. Because when London’s women flourish, the city will be better for everyone.
I worked as a reporter for 20 years, covering politics, business and finance. I have campaigned hard as an ambassador and patron for autism charities so we can better understand and embrace diversity. As leader of the Women’s Equality Party, I have built a vibrant political movement of 45,000 members and supporters in just 9 months.
I've done this while balancing the needs of my children against the daily demands of work - one of millions of women to do so, wondering why politicians don’t seem to want to help.
I am going to help. I am going to make equality and diversity the fuel that drives our nation’s capital.
A vote for me is a vote for all.
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I grew up in Manchester and have lived in Hackney and Islington for 17 years.
In London I find the whole world: racially and socially diverse, spanning extremes of social privilege and disadvantage, delights and challenges.
If elected, I will act out a new, positive political culture that welcomes women.
WE aspire to create this.
Since 1999, I’ve been a barrister, specialising in anti-discrimination, sexual harassment, and equal pay cases.
I work full-time and care for my three children as a single parent. I care about the world we offer to young people.
I will share my knowledge and lived experiences, campaign with energy, and enact our ideas for change, in the service of London.
I’m Jacquelyn, a 28-year-old Londoner and committed social entrepreneur. I was born in Enfield, where I still live today.
I don’t want gender equality to be an idea. I want to make it a reality.
I work towards this every day in my work for Stemettes, which I co-founded. We’re an award-winning social enterprise that inspires girls and young women to pursue careers in Science, Technology, Engineering & Maths (STEM).
If elected, I will implement practical measures so that the London Assembly becomes a permanent space for gender equality. It is time we embed gender equality across London.
We must teach the youth of today, and include the men of today, for all the women of tomorrow.
I was born in east London to Indo-Caribbean parents who emigrated from Trinidad. I now live in Wanstead with my husband Clyde and our four children.
I’m the Head of Chambers of Greycoat Law, a legal practice and regulatory consultancy I founded after a 17-year career as a barrister.
I offer a passion for justice and an unwavering belief, tempered by empathy.
If elected I will work tirelessly across cultural and ethnic divides, drawing on a wide range of community networks across diverse groups of Londoners.
I will passionately advocate for WE, as a lawyer representing women's rights and as an expert across a range of sectors.
And I will use my legal influence and expertise to campaign on such issues as FGM, human trafficking and forced marriage.
Nothing is impossible. I look forward to proving this in May.
As well as being a committed feminist and Londoner of forty years now living in Islington, I will bring valuable experience from my roles as an entrepreneur and charity trustee to the GLA.
I will push for a world where a genuine work-life balance is achievable for all women.
I will deliver the long-overdue reality of equal pay across all types of jobs. I will also increase job sharing and flexible working, including in politics.
As a successful entrepreneur, I know how critical it is to help solve everyday challenges in balancing work demands with caring responsibilities and other activities.
I will use my knowledge and experience to present and debate the women’s equality agenda in a credible and authoritative way.
As a Trustee of Women in Sport I will ensure the GLA works with London’s schools to get more girls and women playing sport and keeping fit.
I will also fight to keep women out of pension poverty, as well as to establish enterprise hubs in London to tap into the skills, experience and potential of older people.
If you give me your vote, I will be an energetic and effective GLA member in all these areas, and more.
I am 43 and a Londoner born and bred.
I live in Peckham with two housemates. I was brought up in Ealing and studied at the local comprehensive. I’ve lived, worked, studied and had fun all over our amazing city.
I have worked as a barrister for 15 years, in the fields of family and housing law. For the past three years I’ve been vice-chair of Liberty, the civil liberties and human rights NGO.
I’m a passionate advocate of justice and human rights.
I am also a passionate advocate of the Women’s Equality Party.
If elected, I will tackle the lack of diversity in politics and law, and the scandalous under-representation of women at all levels of policy and law-making.
I will stand up for equality in my city, putting my skills and experience to work.
The realities of inequality are starkly demonstrated in London: the pay gap, alack of affordable childcare and lack of housing will be top of my agenda.
I will put these issues at the top of the GLA’s agenda.
I am Anila Dhami and I live in Rainham, Essex. I’m a journalist working to raise awareness of the issues women face, and to initiate change.
I will work towards ending violence against women, from rape and domestic abuse to everyday sexism. I will work towards creating a fair representation of women in all aspects of media so that instead of being sexualised and objectified, women are valued for their intellects. I am committed to breaking glass ceilings for women in the workplace, and leaving them shattered for future generations.
“We cannot all succeed when half of us are held back,” says Malala. Instead of campaigning #HeCan or #SheCan, I believe that #WeCan make a difference together, so will ensure that men are included in my campaign.
As a British Asian, I understand the importance of making the fight for women a fight for all – no matter one’s background, ethnicity or race.
I will use my position to create a better world for us and our children.