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. 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.

HAVING WOMEN IN POWER MATTERS. 

There is a wealth of research on exactly how and why having women in politics matters. We need more women to come forward to be elected. We need political parties to implement policies which address the structural and systemic barriers holding women back. We need media coverage to change so female politicians are taken seriously. We need a cultural shift in the UK so women stand as much of a chance of being elected as men. 

The Parliament Project cannot and does not address all these things.

It works on supply side, encouraging and training women to be ready to take on political ambition, by demystifying the process of getting involved in politics, understanding what the roles involve, getting inspired and networking with other women doing the same. Supporting each other. Creating a critical mass. 

Come and join us in a bid to get more women elected. 

The Parliament Project is delighted to have been awarded a grant by The Joseph Rowntree Reform Trust