In the past 100 years, a total of 489 women have been elected to Parliament. Yet it was not until 2015 that the total number of women ever elected surpassed the number of male MPs in a single parliament. The achievements of these political pioneers have been remarkable – Britain has now had two female Prime Ministers and women MPs have made significant strides in fighting for gender equality from the earliest suffrage campaigns to Barbara Castle’s fight for equal pay to Harriet Harman’s recent legislation on the gender pay gap. Yet the stories of so many women MPs have too often been overlooked in political histories. Rachel Reeves (MP for Leeds West since 2010) brings many forgotten MPs out of the shadows and looks at the many battles fought by the Women of Westminster, from 1919 to 2019.
Tickets £8/6 concessions, plus £2 transaction fee per booking.
- Date: Friday 5th April
- Time: 7:30 pm
- VenueChristchurch on The Grove
- Price£8.00/£6.00 concessions
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