Monday is National AskHerToStand Day. The date was chosen because it was November 21st 1918 – 104 years ago – that the Qualification of Women Act was passed. This gave women over 21 the right to stand for election to Parliament.
In those 104 years over 5,000 MPs have been elected to the green benches, but fewer than 600 of those have been women. Research shows women need to be asked, and they need to be asked more than once.
The Conservative Party seeks to be representative of the communities we serve, and that means encouraging more women to stand to become councillors, MPs, PCCs, Mayors and Association, Area and Regional Officers. If you know of a woman who would make a great MP, a terrific councillor or a brilliant Officer – please AskHerToStand and share the graphic below.
And if she’d like more information:
- On November 23rd (and other dates) there’s an information forum for those thinking of becoming an MP, this is a hybrid session so you can join online or in person at CCHQ London. They can sign up HERE
- On December 5th at 6.30pm she could join the Conservative Mums Information session, this is specifically for mums who are thinking about standing for any type of elected office (MP, Cllr, PCC, Association Officer etc) to ask women who are current elected representatives all the more family based logistical questions of how to achieve this.
- On 6th Dec 6.30pm there’s a session for women who would like to have more information about what an Association Officer does and how to put your name forward for these roles.
- On January 9th January at 6.30 an Information session for women who want to find out more about standing to become a local councillor.
- Please ask her to email firstname.lastname@example.org to register for these virtual sessions.