Improving women’s representation in LYL

August 13, 2009 at 3:31 pm / by

As you will probably be aware, there has been a lot of discussion in the press about Harriet Harman’s comments regarding women in the leadership team of the Labour Party.

Regardless of what you think about Harriet’s remarks, few can argue that female representation in politics is adequate. Unfortunately it’s not just at a parliamentary level that women are underrepresented. Even London Young Labour suffers from a lack of women.

Currently less than 20% of the London Young Labour executive are women and there is a desperate lack of women among our activists.

(And did you know that we have more men called Tom on the LYL exec than women? No I’m not joking unfortunately!)

As Women’s Officer, I am trying to increase representation of women in London Young Labour and get more women to stand for exec positions.

I’m having a meeting to discuss women’s representation in LYL on Monday 17 August. You will be helping me with ideas which we can then feed back into the day-to-day work of LYL to encourage more women to get involved.

If you are interested in attending this meeting, please contact me for further details.