MP encourages more women to stand for roles in public office
Berwick MP Anne-Marie Trevelyan is encouraging women in north Northumberland to stand for public office to commemorate 100 years since women were given the vote.
She also wants to see more women representing the Conservative Party at all levels, pointing out that the first woman to sit in the House of Commons was a Conservative, and it was the first party in the western world to elect a female Prime Minister.
Anne-Marie said: “A record number of women were elected to Parliament at the 2017 General Election – we now have over 200 women MPs in Parliament, but there is still so much more to do.
“I want to see more women in politics across the political spectrum, and more women representing the Conservative Party at all levels. This is why I will be celebrating this milestone and using it as an opportunity to encourage more women to stand for public office. Whatever party you believe in, we need as many women standing for office as possible and I would encourage women to get involved in politics and stand for public office.”