The #ScotWomenStand campaign builds on the success of the ‘100 for the 100th’ events, jointly organised by YWCA Scotland - The Young Women’s Movement and The Parliament Project.
Empowered and mobilised by the supportive community created through the 100 for the 100th events of June 2018, Mary O’Neill went on to become a politician, committed to many political activities in her local party's branch, where she was recently elected to take the position of the Branch Equality Officer.
Conservative MP for Chichester and speaker at our last London workshop, Gillian Keegan shares her first 6 months in the job. "What’s it like when you finally make it to become an MP? Is it everything you thought it would be? I can categorically say NO….it is better than I ever imagined!
A busy Parliament Week 2017 saw us deliver workshops in Liverpool, Lincoln and at Bradford Women of the World festival. In the space of three days we heard the experiences of Alison McGovern, MP for Wirral South, Paula Sherriff MP for Dewsbury and had the privilege of sharing a #Vote100 panel at Lincoln University with former Liberal Party parliamentary candidate and co-founder of The 300 Group Lesley Abdela, Sarah Childs, Professor of Politics and Gender at Birkbeck and author of The Good Parliament report, playwright Hannah Davies, local MP Karen Lee and Dolly Theis, Conservative candidate and #AskHerToStand mentor from the 50:50 Parliament campaign.
I booked my tickets to WOW Festival in Exeter purely because I’d seen that there was a training session being run by the Parliament Project. Having spent the summer campaigning and canvassing, then attending Labour Conference in September, I really didn’t want to lose momentum and I felt in need of guidance.