This month is Women’s History Month; a time to celebrate to celebrate women’s achievements and the victories have won in the fight for equality.

Annaliese Dodds, Shadow Secretary of State and Minister for Women and Equalities says:

“Labour is the Party of equality and I’m immensely proud of the role that Labour Governments have played in delivering greater equality for women.

Over the last thirteen years, the Conservatives have eroded working conditions, living standards and wellbeing for millions of women across Britain.

Women were on average £574 worse off last year than they were in 2010. They’re facing soaring childcare costs and record high waiting lists on our NHS.

The next Labour government will deliver for women with:

  • Flexible working from day one
  • Action to close the gender pay gap
  • Menopause Action Plans in every large business
  • A new street harassment offence
  • Free breakfast clubs in every primary school to support working mothers
  • Action to cut record women’s health waiting times with more doctors, nurses and midwives.”

Celebrate Women’s History Month by telling the women in your life how great they are and don’t forget International Women’s Day on 9th March.

And if you are looking for a good book try “Invisible Women” by Caroline Criado Perez – it is a reminder how little influence women still have over their day to day lives and exposes data bias in a world designed for men.

Melanie Davis

CLP Chair, Selby Town Councillor & North Yorkshire County Councillor

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