Date And Time: Thu, 1 October 2020 18:00 – 19:00 BST

About this Event:

3 panellists followed by your opportunity to ask question. Our lead speaker is the fantastic Esther McVey, MP, strong supporter of Northern Women and giving business and professional women a political voice that business men take for granted.

Fleur Butler, National Chairman, CWO who is has stood for the European Parliament, was the only woman on the Yorkshire Leaders Board during her time as Leader of a Council, and has supported women into politics around the world, from Mexico to Indonesia.

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NorthernAskHerToStand is open to all women irrespective of their politics, and more importantly for women who have none. It is sponsored by the Conservative Women’s Organisation (CWO) in Leeds, whose aim is to get more women into public life and to provide opportunities for business and politics to network. Women who make inquiries will be sign posted appropriately.

Democracy at its best works by representing the whole country, yet women only make up a fraction of political representatives both nationally and locally: less than 30% of all senior politicians, whether Cllrs or MPs, are female, irrespective of party. In short we need more women in public life; we hear too often of men in business having the ear of both local and national politicians. With Esther Mcvey, the CWO want to give women the same chance. So, what do you care about..... and how can your voice be heard. Come and join us.

We also are encouraging women from non-traditional background to attend so all female voices can be heard. It is only when the country is fully represented that our democracy can be at its strongest.

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