The Parliament Project

The Parliament Project is a non-partisan project to inspire, empower and encourage women to run for political office in the UK. Focusing on practical, hands-on training and support, we run workshops and webinars to demystify the process for women wanting to get involved in politics and online peer support circles to support women's political ambitions more deeply. Active across England and Scotland, over 2,200 women have attended our workshops in the last 2 years. We are creating a groundswell of women entering political parties to ultimately achieve 51% female representation in all spheres of politics. 


We are currently planning our 2019 workshops for the following locations:

Bath, Birmingham, Brighton, Castlebay, Dundee, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Leeds, Lincoln, London, Manchester, Milton Keynes, Newton Stewart, Portsmouth, Sheffield, Stornoway, Uist. Our Spring Programme will be announced in early January. Watch this space!


Our hugely successful peer circles are returning in January 2019 to provide you with support on your political journey. A 6-session journey with cross-party peers creating a practical, safe and ambitious space for you to connect with others and explore and plan your pathway to politics. Delivered online using video-conference our 1 hour peer circle sessions create a deliberate and intentional space for your individual personal and political growth, using the power of coaching, reflection and peer connection that has had lasting impact. More details and how to register here. FREE

 Coming Soon:  #ScotWomenStand , a 10 month campaign to encourage women to stand for election

Coming Soon: #ScotWomenStand, a 10 month campaign to encourage women to stand for election

We are grateful to be funded by:

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Our Impact


women attending our workshops

Women attend our workshops for many reasons, either to find out how to join a party, navigate the party political system, how to stand or to get the final inspiration to go for it.  


Cities across the UK

Workshops run in: Aberdeen, Aberdour, Ayr, Birmingham, Bradford, Bristol, Chester, Edinburgh, Exeter, Glasgow, Inverness, Lincoln, Liverpool, London, Macclesfield, Manchester, Newcastle, Perth, Sheffield, Stockport, Wigan and York. 


POlitical parties

We have hosted speakers from the SNP, Conservatives, Scottish Conservatives, Scottish Greens, Green Party of England & Wales, Liberal Democrats, Scottish Lib Dems, Labour, Scottish Labour, Womens Equality Party.