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    Political Turmoil can Lead to Radical Change

      By Frances Scott, Founder and Director 50:50 Parliament

      50:50 have been called modern day Suffragettes. We are a cross-party,

      non-partisan campaign with a clear aspiration: better gender balance

      at Westminster. We are putting pressure on Parliament and the political

      parties and we are taking action with our #AskHerToStand and 

      #SignUpToStand programmes to inspire, support and encourage women

      along the path to elected office. 50:50 recognise that some women face

      multiple hurdles and will need more support to gain fair representation. 

      There is evidence that women need to be asked three times before they

      will consider standing & are half as likely to consider a career in politics

      and our #AskHerToStand campaign works. Rosie Duffield is a 50:50

      supporter who we inspired to stand and against all the odds she went

      on to win her seat in the 2017 election.

      Thanks Big Tent for Ensuring 50:50 Gender Balance


      50:50 is a partner organisation at the Big Tent Festival on Saturday 31

      August at Mudchute Farm. Big Tent has ensured that they have same

      number of men and women contributing to the discussions and debates

      on the day. Like 50:50 Parliament they have been taking action by

      asking women to speak! 

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