May 25, 2016

Women Are Better Off IN

If we left the European Union women would be worse off – rights safeguarded by the EU would be at risk. Last week the Tory Employment Minister and Leave campaigner let the cat out of the bag saying that “if we could just halve the burdens of the EU social and employment legislation we could deliver a £4.3 billion boost …

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January 14, 2016

I Ask My First Question from the Despatch Box on Conviction Rates for Rape, Sexual Offences and Domestic Abuse

Today in my new role as Shadow Solicitor General I questioned the Solicitor General, Robert Buckland MP, on conviction rates for rape, sexual offences and domestic abuse. I asked the Solicitor General whether the UK Government will legislate with a Violence against Women and Girls Bill similar to that passed by the Welsh Assembly in 2015. The full text of the …

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July 1, 2015

Calling for Action on the Gender Pay Gap

Women in Cardiff Central still earn just 81 pence for every pound a man earns according to official figures from the ONS.  Today I called on the Government to task the independent Equalities and Human Rights Commission to produce an ‘Annual Equal Pay Check’ reporting on Britain’s gender pay gap, and make recommendations for action by Government and employers so specific …

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March 13, 2015

Woman to Woman Bus Visits Cardiff

Yesterday I had the pleasure of welcoming Harriet Harman to Cardiff Central. Harriet was visiting as part of the ‘pink bus’ Woman to Woman tour. The bus, and senior women in Labour’s shadow cabinet, are travelling the country meeting women across Britain and finding out what matters to them. In Cardiff I took Harriet to visit British Gas, and meet …

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November 18, 2013

Parliament Week 2013: Women in Democracy

This week is Parliament Week and the theme is Women in Democracy, exploring how women’s voices can be better heard. A poll revealing the public’s views of women in politics released on the eve of Parliament Week, 15-21 November 2013 shows that: 37% thought women being given equal voting rights to men as the most important moment for women in UK democracy Over …

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