Party Contacts and #AskHerToStand
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.
House of Commons stats are for the MPs elected in the 2017 General Election
Lords statistics taken from www.parliament.uk
Total women MPs elected to parliament in 2017: 208. Total of parties listed above: 204. Remaining 4 are: Sylvia Hermon (North Down, Indepenent), Margaret Ritchie (South Down, SDLP) Michelle Gildernew (Fermanagh and South Tyrone, Sinn Fein),