Just over 100 years ago, women over 30 achieved the right to vote in the Representation of the People Act 1918, and just over 90 years ago women got the same voting rights as men in the Equal Franchise Act of 1928. Since then, Labour has always been on the side of women’s empowerment and advancement.
In the 2019 General Election, 51% of Labour’s parliamentary candidates were women. We were the only party whose candidates represented the female population, according to the 2011 Census 51% of the UK population were female.
But it is not only this, Labour supports women by offering equal pay and better representation at work.
Our candidate in the 2019 Election, like the Labour Party as a whole supported justice for the WASPI women and their pensions, and promise to never increase the retirement age.
If you ever wonder which party supports women’s empowerment and advancement, it is always LABOUR.