media coverage

August 2020

"Charities and unions call for Tory MP suspension after rape allegation" (BBC)


"Tories ‘minimising violence against women’ by letting rape suspect MP keep party whip, charities and unions say" (Politics Home)

"Charities and unions call on parliament to suspend Tory MP accused of rape" (The Guardian)


"Women’s charities and unions call on parliament to suspend ‘rape MP’ after Tories refuse" (The Independent)


"Tories ‘dismissing violence against women by not suspending rape suspect'" (The Times)

"Calls for Parliament and the Tories to suspend senior Conservative MP accused of rape" (Mirror)

July 2020

"The government’s botched response to Covid-19 will set women back decades—and shows the need for more female leaders"(Prospect)

June 2020

"Rees-Mogg loses vote to let MPs debate bullying claims" (The Guardian)

"Rees-Mogg accused of trying to wreck parliament harassment body" (The Guardian)

"Letters: The lockdown is turning back the clock on women’s lives in Britain" (The Telegraph)


May 2020

"MPs fear 'two-tier' Commons if lockdown lifted in UK parliament" (The Guardian)

"Covid-19 crisis could set women back decades, experts fear" (The Guardian)

April 2020

"Why The UK’s Covid-19 Response Needs More Woman Leaders" (EachOther)

"Zoom Parliament: a huge step for gender equality and greater diversity" (The House)

"Coronavirus could change our world for the better - if we let it" (The Telegraph)



February 2020

"Seyi Akiwowo’s advice on online abuse ignored as tabloids run “clickbait” Alex Jones story" (Stylist)

January 2020

"Women in top jobs - it's worse than we thought" (The Telegraph)

December 2019


"In 75 constituencies, there were no women on the ballot paper – this isn’t what my grandmother fought for" (Independent)

"Britain elects record number of female lawmakers in 2019 election" (Reuters)

November 2019


"When women MPs are forced to quit to stay safe, all of us suffer" (MetroUK)

"My great-grandmother fought for women to have political power a century ago - so let's use it" (The Telegraph)

"We Need More Women in Politics" (Restless Magazine)

"General election 2019: Helen Pankhurst has a powerful message for anyone planning not to vote on 12 December" (Stylist)

"Improving the lives of women and girls" (The Guardian)



October 2019


"Female MPs are being bullied out of their jobs(MetroUK)

September 2019

"Parliament blocks petition by Emmeline Pankhurst's descendant demanding the next Speaker is a woman" (inews)

August 2019

"Women, austerity and the spending review" (Guardian)

June 2019

"Give MPs six months’ parental leave without delay" (Guardian)

"Fighting to protect women at work" (Guardian)

March 2019

“What happened when I went to lobby my MP about workplace sexual harassment” (Stylist)

"The Most Vulnerable Workers Are The Women Who Most Lack Rights, Visibility And Support" (Huffington Post)

February 2019


"Suffragettes’ relative leads fight over sex harassment law" (The Times)

November 2018

"Abuse and sexism: Female MPs discuss barriers to women in politics" (Sky News)

"Why all parties – including my own – must be open about the political gender gap" (Times Red Box)

"Time to open up about the candidate gender gap" (Financial Times)

"Women in Parliament to mark 100 years since first female MP" (Sky News)

"MPs call for end to Westminster ‘political gender gap’ on anniversary of women winning right to stand to be MPs" (ITV News)

"Ask Her to Stand: What's stopping women becoming MPs?" (BBC News)

"#AskHerToStand: Why more women are being urged into politics" (Daily Mail)

"Dawn Butler: It’s time our parties opened up about the political gender gap" (Labour List)

"Women outnumber men at Westminster on #AskHerToStandDay" (Evening Standard)

"Women outnumber men at Westminster on #AskHerToStandDay" (Guardian) 

"100 years on, female MPs are still too few" (Guardian)

"Radlett councillor invited to Parliament by Oliver Dowden for women's suffrage celebration" (The Herts Advertiser)

"Telford MP calls for more women in politics" (Shropsire Star)

"Women shadow MP to get taste of political life" (Dudley News)

"An open letter from Dr Helen Pankhurst about the need for more women in politics" (Stylist)

October 2018


"Getting More Women Into Politics Will Change Everything" (Grazia)

September 2018


"If the government is serious about creating lasting change for women, it needs to make misogyny a hate crime" (The Independent)

"Senior female MPs pressuring government to publish gender breakdown of political candidates" (The Independent)

"The Government is failing women in this suffragette centenary year" (The Telegraph)

July 2018

"Political parties should publish gender gap, campaigners say" (Guardian)

"Now let’s tackle the political gender gap" (Guardian)

"Call for parties to publish gender breakdown of candidates" (BBC News)

"The disenfranchisement of Jo Swinson shows how parliament fails to respect MPs with children" (The Independent)

March 2018

"A hundred years after the suffragettes, let’s end all barriers to women in politics" (Guardian)

January 2018

"Why 2018 Can Be The Year Of Women" (Huffington Post)


"Women's suffrage centenary will be 'missed opportunity unless action taken to increase political participation'" (The Independent)

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