In Brighton the Green Party have brought in long overdue equal pay, previous Administrations had ducked the issue.
Dear Adrian Windisch,
Whoever is elected on 7th May as my MP will have crucial opportunities while in parliament to tackle sexism. Inequality between women and men remains deeply embedded in our society. It’s something I care strongly about.
I want my MP to be someone who is committed to taking effective action to promote women’s equality.
- Since the 2010 general election, many women have become poorer. 74% of the £22bn of austerity cuts have come from women’s pockets.
Will you ensure all economic policies are fully and properly assessed for their potential impact on gender inequality?
- Women make up less than a quarter of MPs.
Will you take action to increase the number of women in politics, including positive action measures where necessary?
- Over 1 in 3 women have experienced domestic violence in the UK.
Will you repeal cuts to legal aid that trap women in abusive relationships?
- 85,000 women are raped in England and Wales every year.
Will you secure dedicated national funding for specialist domestic and sexual violence support services?
I look forward to hearing your response.