As well as focusing on the domestic issues that trouble our great country today, and I believe we need someone who genuinely cares, who has compassion and understanding in order to tackle these issues. We need a decisive and compassionate Prime Minister to lead our country into a brighter future. Continue reading This Is Why I’m Supporting Andrea Leadsom To Be Our Next Prime Minister
The media – and the public – are obsessed with emotion, even more so when it comes to female politicians. Continue reading The Obsession With Emotion
As a young girl in politics, I should be tackling the issue of women being so heavily under-represented in British politics. Instead I’m subjected to comments suggesting that my achievement is a result of my gender and that any attention I receive is derived from physical attraction rather than genuine interest in the work I do as a grassroots activist. Continue reading Tackling The Classic ”It’s Because You’re a Girl” Comment
How much has the reality for women in politics changed since Thatcher became PM forty years ago? “A Very British Revolution” shows it has hardly changed at all. Continue reading The Greatest Takeaway from “Making Margaret”? Not Much Has Changed In 40 Years
It has been a journey. But I started by taking it an hour at a time, then a day at a time, then a week at a time, and just kept on going. Continue reading One Hour At A Time | Mental Health Awareness Week
A “heartbeat” bill has been signed in Georgia in the United States to bring in a ban on abortion after six weeks, and Alabama has just past the most restrictive anti-abortion legislation since Roe v Wade. While social media has rightly been in uproar over this, people seem to have forgotten that abortion is illegal somewhere much closer to home. Continue reading Don’t Forget The Women of Northern Ireland
The younger generations are often criticised for being apathetic, yet when they prove they are anything but, they receive derision from those same people. It is a familiar story of pushback against a generation who grew up in the financial crisis, who cannot afford to buy houses, who may never retire, and whose future is threatened by climate change. Continue reading Young Leaders Like Greta Thurnberg Have Nothing to Lose – Ignore Them At Your Own Risk
‘Never flashy, just appropriate,’ Thatcher’s mantra for dressing made her clothes and her public image enormously effective as a tool for projecting power and influence. Continue reading “Never flashy, just appropriate” – talking politics through fashion
Well you can’t have it. Not this year. This is the firsttime in local elections that candidates don’t have to include their home addresson the ballot paper. Parliamentary candidates already have this privilege and its welcome progress that this protective perk has been rolled out to prospective councillors. I’ve heard mixed messages from fellow campaigners about notdeclaring home addresses publicly. From ‘Get ready for criticism … Continue reading I’m a young female Tory candidate, would you like my home address?
How the SNP’s alcohol policy hits the lowest earners and workers the hardest. When Erika Jayne was singing Expensive, she had Bentleys and million dollar diamonds in mind – or maybe a Friday night out in Scotland. Scotland is well known for its strict alcohol laws. Much to the dismay of many ordinary Scottish people, particularly students who come to study at our amazing universities. … Continue reading Is It “Expensive” To Be A Drinker In Scotland?