Women 4 Westminster launches to back Conservative election candidates
A new campaign group has been launched to provide election support to Conservative women candidates from across the country as the General Election approaches
A new campaign organisation called Women 4 Westminster has been launched to support Conservative women candidates in the General Election on 8th June 2017. The new initiative was founded by Conservative activists Clare Ambrosino and Elizabeth Anderson and aims to increase the number of Conservative women MPs in the House of Commons.
Women 4 Westminster will provide campaign support, canvassing teams and communications consultancy to all Conservative candidates in the lead up to polling day.
Announcing the new organisation, Clare Ambrosino, Co-Founder of Women for Westminster said: “Women represent 52 per cent of the population in the UK and yet only 22 per cent of MPs are female. Theresa May is working hard to increase the number of women Conservative candidates and we will support this move with practical campaign support.”
Ambrosino continued, “We have a great choice of amazing women candidates to back, it is really inspiring. We are going to focus on young women and candidates that really could do with an extra hand”.
Last night Women 4 Westminster started their first telephone canvassing session in support of Theodora Clarke for Bristol East.
Upcoming campaign days include one for Claire-Louise Leyland in Hampstead and Kilburn on Saturday 6th May and power calling at CCHQ for Sophie Shurbsole for Birmingham Selly Oak on Tuesday 9th May and Resham Kotecha (Coventry East) on Thursday 11th May.
Elizabeth Anderson, Co-Founder of Women 4 Westminster said: “I'm really proud that we are founding Women 4 Westminster at a time when so many women from such a range of different backgrounds are being selected to fight seats for the Conservative Party. It's an amazing chance to see a lot more women on the green benches, bringing new skills and perspectives to the chamber."
The UK currently sits at 65 out of 189 with regards to female representation in Parliament.
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