50:50 are launching #AskHerToStand, a campaign to address the overwhelming gender imbalance in Parliament. We want to encourage everyone to ask talented and inspirational women to stand as Parliamentary candidates.
To become an MP you need to contact a party. Get in touch with the #AskHerToStand contact for your party, details below. They organise training and mentoring programmes for prospective parliamentary candidates.
And please email Dolly and Hannah, our #AskHerToStand Directors, at AskHerToStand@5050Parliament.co.uk to let us know that you are hoping to stand as a candidate. 50:50 wants to help and support all our #AskHerToStand champions on their political journey. Check out upcoming events on the 50:50 EventBrite page, and to be the first to hear about new events sign up to the 50:50 mailing list.
#AskHerToStand is being supported by all the political parties, with the launch event being attended by the Rt Hon Justine Greening MP (Secretary of State for Education and Minster for Women and Equalities), Jess Phillips MP (Labour), Caroline Lucas MP (Leader of the Green Party), Tasmina Ahmed-Sheikh (National Women and Equalities Convener for the SNP), Guy Opperman MP (Conservative), Peter Kyle MP (Labour), Stuart Donaldson MP (SNP), Tom Brake MP (Liberal Democrats) and Sophie Walker (Leader of the Women’s Equality Party)
We are working with The Parliament Project, who can offer more support, advice and training at their fabulous workshops. If you’d like to attend a workshop, contact the Parliament Project at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For party contacts and information about how to become a parliamentary candidate, check out our party resources page.