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. We run workshops and webinars to demystify the process for getting involved in politics, run online peer support circles to support women's political ambitions. Active across England and Scotland, over 1,000 women have attended our workshops in the last year. We hope to create a groundswell of women entering political parties, pressing them to adjust and change and ultimately to achieving 51% female representation in all levels of politics.
Is this the year that you decide to stand for election to your local Council, Community Council or get ready to stand as an MP or MSP? Sign up for one of our workshops or webinars below. #GetReadyToStand We are part funded by JRRT. Please donate to help us run more workshops.
Come along to our first York workshop to demystify the process of getting into politics. We will explore the stages involved in getting elected; joining a party, becoming an activist, through to selection and election and explore how women can best prepare for this role. We are delighted to be joined by Rachael Maskell, Labour Member of Parliament for York Central. BOOK FREE TICKETS
In partnership with Fawcett Society, Devon, we will be holding our first workshop in Exeter. A 2 hour workshop 'Exploring Your Political Pathway' will explore the stages involved in getting elected; joining a party and becoming an activist, through to selection and election, and explore how women can best prepare for this role. Guest speaker to be announced soon.The workshop will be followed by a discussion with a panel of local female council and parliamentary candidates. BOOK FREE TICKETS
Come along to this workshop for women, to explore what it takes to become a member of the London Assembly, with guest speakers London Assembly Chair Jennette Arnold of the Labour Group and Green Group Leader Sian Berry. This workshop will look at how to begin your life in politics, and the speakers will share their stories of how they got elected. Share what difference you would like to make, explore what barriers stop women from getting into politics and make an action plan for your own political journey.
Join us in Edinburgh City Council Chambers for an evening where we explore how to become a Councillor. We will look at the process, from what inspires you to get into politics, to the actions you need to take to be in the running for election. Sharing her experience is Edinburgh City Council, Green Party representative, Cllr Claire Miller, who will talk us about how she got elected. We will also visit Council Chambers to see the inner workings of the Council process. BOOK FREE TICKET
Join us for an evening in Stockport Borough Council Chamber to demystify the process of getting in to politics. Women from across the political spectrum are welcome with lots or little experience. We will look at the process, from what inspires you to get into politics, to the actions you need to take to be in the running for election. Joining us and sharing their experiences will be Ann Coffey, MP for Stockport and Councillor Laura Booth. BOOK FREE TICKETS
Come along to the Parliament Project's Macclesfield workshop in partnership with Barnaby Festival, as part of our Women's Town programme. Women from across the political spectrum are welcome, with lots or little experience. This workshop for women will demystify the process of getting into politics; exploring the stages involved in getting elected; joining a party, becoming an activist, through to selection and election and explore how women can best prepare for this role. With special guest speakers Edwina Currie, former Conservative MP and Minister; Janet Jackson, Labour Councillor for Macclesfield Central. BOOK FREE TICKETS