Women and Political Office

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Cabinet Office – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 28th March 2018.

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Photo of Brandon Lewis Brandon Lewis Minister without Portfolio , Party Chair, Conservative Party 12:00 am, 28th March 2018

The Government Equalities Office has commissioned a review to identify barriers that limit women’s participation in national Government, the aim being to provide political parties with a range of solutions to draw on. We will also launch a consultation this summer on the introduction of a new electoral offence to tackle the intimidation of parliamentary candidates and campaigners.