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‘Exploring your Political Pathway’ workshop to boost numbers of women in politics
May 25, 2018 @ 6:00 pmFREE
Project to boost numbers of women in politics runs first York event
this workshop is part of a national project to get more women standing for political office.
The Parliament Project is a non-partisan initiative that seeks to inspire, empower and encourage women to run for political office in the UK. It runs information and skills building events and offers peer networking to support women to get elected. Since summer 2016 the Parliament Project has delivered workshops to over 1000 women in England and Scotland.
Vicky Booth, Co-Director of the Parliament Project, said:
“In an era of fake news, it is the facts that startle. There are huge numbers of women out there who could be getting ready to run for office; we meet them every day – yet women make up only 26% of cabinet ministers, 17% of council leaders and 33% of councillors in England. The Parliament Project is a confidence-builder, a safe space for women of all political colours and none, to explore and develop their political ambitions in a workshop setting which inspires participants to build networks, affirm personal goals and develop the skills required to stand for elected office.”
The York workshop ‘Exploring your Political Pathway’ will take place in the Hudson room at the City of York Council, West Offices, Station Rise, YO1 6GA at 6pm on Friday 25th May 2018.
The event will feature Rachael Maskell, Labour MP for York Central and will be delivered by Nicola Waterworth, one of the Parliament Project leads for the North.
For further information, contact Hannah Stevens Hannah@parliamentproject.com