Women make up half of Labour’s membership, but are absent from leadership positions across our party. It’s time to deliver the rule change and culture change we need to ensure Labour women can lead.
Although women make up just under half of Labour’s membership and 43% of Labour MPs, they are just 30% of CLP Chairs, 16% of Labour council leaders, and 0% of Labour’s leadership team. To tackle this leadership gap, Labour must urgently change its rules and its culture. That is why LWN is:
- Calling on our leader to implement his #leadforwomen promises to us. These include rule changes to ensure 50:50 representation on every party committee (including the shadow cabinet), continued support for positive action, the publication of diversity data, and, a guaranteed place for a woman in Labour’s leadership team the next time there are elections.
- Asking all Labour members to pledge to share their power by taking the #powerpledge. By taking the pledge, party members can help improve our party from the grassroots up.
- Running training for Labour women across the UK. From our local workshops, to our local government leadership training, we are playing our part to ensure all Labour women are equipped with the skills they need.