In May 1997, the Labour Party made history by electing 101 women MPs. This was the result of the work of women across the party who campaigned so hard for all-women’s shortlists and for women’s power and agency in the Labour Party. In June 2017, we made history again, electing 119 women MPs, 45% of the PLP, including two graduates of the Jo Cox Women In Leadership Programme. There are more women in this Parliament than at any time in British history.
Join us at a celebration dinner on Monday, 19th June at the Vincent Rooms in Westminster to celebrate Labour women’s achievements and support further progress. It's a great chance to raise a glass to all the women who make our party great (please note that the date was changed due to the General Election).
This dinner will be a chance for Labour women from across the movement and across our recent history to come together, catch up and refocus on the next steps. We’re delighted to have the support of women who have led our party, our movement and our country for this event – Rt Hon Margaret Beckett MP, Baroness Tessa Jowell, Baroness Margaret Prosser, Cat Smith MP, Rt Hon Jacqui Smith, Baroness Estelle Morris, Rt Hon Hazel Blears, Fiona Mactaggart, Rt Hon Patricia Hewitt, Baroness Bev Hughes, Claire Ward and many more will be there. Join them!
Funded by our members and supporters, Labour Women’s Network has been leading the campaign for women’s representation with our Time to Lead campaign. Many current women MPs and candidates have benefitted from our well-respected training which we are now developing for women in local government and throughout the party. While 50:50 representation is in sight at the next election, Labour women are still lagging behind in leadership positions across the party.
There’s progress to be celebrated and more work to be done. We would love to see you on the 19th.
Get your ticket below and don’t forget to bring your friends. Tickets are £60 per person and include a four course meal and a chance to bid on some unique prizes in our auction.
You can see the menu here. Men are welcome.
Get your ticket now, before they sell out!
We have now sold out, however, we do have a waiting list. If you are interested in attending can you please email [email protected] with your name, phone number, if you are a vegetarian or have dietary or access needs. Many thanks
Westminster Kingsway College
London SW1P 2PD
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