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

One of the key things to having more women involved in local government is political parties encouraging more women to get involved. Conservative Members will certainly be doing that, and I hope the hon. Lady will join me in calling for these local elections to have a respect pledge—the Labour party should step up and do that—to make sure that people feel they can have robust debate, but with respect. The Labour party has simply failed to do that.