Women in Parliament APPG

First Registered: 30/07/2015 • Last updated on: 10/03/2021

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Brings together MPs and peers to discuss and campaign for increasing the number of women in parliament in all parties and, to support women in parliament and those standing for public office.

Note: All-Party Parliamentary Groups (APPGs) are informal, cross-party groups formed by MPs and Members of the House of Lords who share a common interest in a particular policy area, region or country. APPGs have no official status within Parliament.


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Recent Documents related to Women in Parliament

1. Gender Sensitive Parliament
23/02/2021 - Select Committee Inquiry

Found:

Women MPs in the House of Commons, like their counterparts globally, continue

2. Proxy voting: review of pilot arrangements
11/03/2020 - Inquiry: Proxy voting: review of pilot arrangements - Procedure Committee
- View source

Found: CAG was established in 2018, 100 years since some women gained the right to vote, to eradicate the barriers

3. Barriers for women in standing for Parliament
12/09/2017 - Parliamentary Research

Found: 12 September 2017 Barriers for women in standing for Parliament Subject specialist: Neil Johnston

4. QUALIFICATION OF WOMEN ACT 1918
02/07/2018 - Early Day Motions

Found: the Qualification of Women Act when women were first allowed to stand for Parliament; recognises that this

5. Women in Parliament and Government
20/07/2018 - Parliamentary Research

Found: Sources: UK Parliament website, Members of the House of Commons (accessed

Latest Documents
Recent Speeches related to Women in Parliament

1. Abortion in Northern Ireland
25/03/2021 - Commons Chamber

1: laid them before Parliament on Tuesday. We have taken that important step because women and girls are still - Speech Link

2. International Women’s Day
07/03/2019 - Commons Chamber

1: important—and I am proud to be the first ever Chair of the Women and Equalities Committee, which was made permanent - Speech Link
2: exams today, and 68% of women accepted as law undergraduates this year were women. That bodes very well - Speech Link

3. Ministerial and other Maternity Allowances Bill
22/02/2021 - Lords Chamber

1: period. Women who aspire to, and hold, high office will no longer be disadvantaged against other women in - Speech Link

4. Ministerial and other Maternity Allowances Bill
11/02/2021 - Commons Chamber

1: language, and the Government will still use the word “women” in all documents, as is our policy. The issue is - Speech Link
2: If we are to encourage women from all backgrounds to become Members of Parliament and, indeed, Ministers - Speech Link

5. Parliament as a Workplace
13/06/2019 - Commons Chamber

1: That this House has considered making Parliament a more modern, family friendly and accessible - Speech Link
2: That this House has considered making Parliament a more modern, family friendly and accessible - Speech Link

Latest Speeches
Recent Questions related to Women in Parliament
1. Parliament (Qualification of Women) Act 1918
asked by: Giles Watling
20/11/2018
... what plans the Government has to use the centenary of the Parliament (Qualification of Women) Act 1918 to encourage more women to stand for public office.

2. Parliament: Coronavirus
asked by: Rachael Maskell
02/06/2020
... when it plans to publish the risk assessment on the safety of Parliament opening on 2 June 2020.

3. Parliament: Coronavirus
asked by: Chris Stephens
02/06/2020
... what discussions the Commission has had with (a) trade unions and (b) hon. Members to facilitate a full return to Parliament during the covid-19 outbreak; and if he will make a statement.

4. Parliament: Coronavirus
asked by: Chris Stephens
02/06/2020
... (b) hon. Members and (c) visitors; and if he will make a statement.

5. Parliament: Coronavirus
asked by: Chris Stephens
02/06/2020
... (b) made available to hon. Members on request and (c) made available to trade unions on request; and if he will make a statement.

Latest Questions
17 Current APPG Officers
Harriet Harman Portrait
Harriet Harman
Vice Chair
Labour - Camberwell and Peckham
Joined: 24th February 2020
1 APPG Membership
Immigration Detention
Abena Oppong-Asare Portrait
Abena Oppong-Asare
Officer
Labour - Erith and Thamesmead
Joined: 24th February 2020
3 APPG Memberships
Crossrail , Dance , Hockey
Mary Robinson Portrait
Mary Robinson
Officer
Conservative - Cheadle
Joined: 14th March 2018
Rachel Reeves Portrait
Rachel Reeves
Officer
Labour - Leeds West
Joined: 14th March 2018
No other APPG Memberships
Nickie Aiken Portrait
Nickie Aiken
Officer
Conservative - Cities of London and Westminster
Joined: 24th February 2020
Angela Crawley Portrait
Angela Crawley
Officer
Scottish National Party - Lanark and Hamilton East
Joined: 7th August 2020
1 APPG Membership
Unconscious Bias
Contact Details

Registered Contact:

Mrs Maria Miller MP, House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA. Tel: 020 7219 5749.

Email: maria.miller.mp@parliament.uk

Secretariat:

Fawcett Society acts as the group's secretariat. https://www.fawcettsociety.org.uk/

Benefits in Kind
Date
29 Jan 2020
Source
Fawcett Society
Description
Secretariat   From : 29/01/2020 To : 28/01/2021
Value
£1,501
Date
19 Jul 2018
Source
Fawcett Society
Description
Secretariat   From : 19/07/2018 To : 18/07/2019
Value
£1,501
Date
20 Dec 2017
Source
Lloyds Banking Group
Description
Function held on 20/12/2017
Value
£4,501
Date
8 Mar 2017
Source
Lloyds Banking Group
Description
Hospitality and room hire
Value
£1,501
Date
8 Mar 2016
Source
Llloyds Banking Group
Description
Photography and travel for an event held on 8 March 2016
Value
£1,501
Date
14 Dec 2015
Source
Llloyds Banking Group
Description
Function held on 14 December 2015
Value
£1,501
Date
13 Jul 2015
Source
Northern Trust
Description
Food and drink for an event held on 13 July 2015
Value
£1,501
Date
12 Mar 2015
Source
Microsoft
Description
Staff consultancy time to build APPG website
Value
£4,501
Financial Benefits Received
Date
9 Jan 2015
Source
Blackrock Investment Management
Value
£5,000
Date
5 Jan 2015
Source
Aberdeen Asset Management PLC
Value
£10,000
Former APPG Officers
Baroness Howe of Idlicote Portrait
Baroness Howe of Idlicote
Officer
Crossbench - Retired on 2 June 2020
Joined: 14th March 2018
Departed: 20th May 2020
No other APPG Memberships
Vicky Ford Portrait
Vicky Ford
Chair & Registered Contact
Conservative - Chelmsford
Joined: 18th July 2018
Departed: 24th February 2020
1 APPG Membership
Energy Studies
Paul Masterton Portrait
Paul Masterton
Officer
Conservative - Former Member for East Renfrewshire
Joined: 18th July 2018
Departed: 5th November 2019
No other APPG Memberships
Trudy Harrison Portrait
Trudy Harrison
Officer
Conservative - Copeland
Joined: 14th March 2018
Departed: 5th November 2019
2 APPG Memberships
Hadrian's Wall , Nuclear Energy
Kemi Badenoch Portrait
Kemi Badenoch
Officer
Conservative - Saffron Walden
Joined: 14th March 2018
Departed: 5th November 2019
No other APPG Memberships
Preet Kaur Gill Portrait
Preet Kaur Gill
Officer
Labour (Co-op) - Birmingham, Edgbaston
Joined: 14th March 2018
Departed: 5th November 2019
Matt Warman Portrait
Matt Warman
Officer
Conservative - Boston and Skegness
Joined: 14th March 2018
Departed: 5th November 2019
No other APPG Memberships
Maria Caulfield Portrait
Maria Caulfield
Officer
Conservative - Lewes
Joined: 14th March 2018
Departed: 5th November 2019
No other APPG Memberships
Caroline Johnson Portrait
Caroline Johnson
Officer
Conservative - Sleaford and North Hykeham
Joined: 14th March 2018
Departed: 5th November 2019
Helen Whately Portrait
Helen Whately
Officer
Conservative - Faversham and Mid Kent
Joined: 30th July 2015
Departed: 11th September 2019
No other APPG Memberships
Rachel Maclean Portrait
Rachel Maclean
Chair & Registered Contact
Conservative - Redditch
Joined: 14th March 2018
Departed: 6th June 2018
2 APPG Memberships
Data Analytics , Women's Health
Philippa Whitford Portrait
Philippa Whitford
Vice Chair
Scottish National Party - Central Ayrshire
Joined: 28th September 2017
Departed: 6th June 2018
Mims Davies Portrait
Mims Davies
Chair & Registered Contact
Conservative - Mid Sussex
Joined: 30th July 2015
Departed: 31st January 2018
No other APPG Memberships
Nusrat Ghani Portrait
Nusrat Ghani
Vice Chair
Conservative - Wealden
Joined: 30th July 2015
Departed: 2nd May 2017
Baroness Goudie Portrait
Baroness Goudie
Officer
Labour - Life peer
Joined: 30th July 2015
Departed: 2nd May 2017
Eilidh Whiteford Portrait
Eilidh Whiteford
Officer
Scottish National Party - Former Member for Banff and Buchan
Joined: 30th July 2015
Departed: 2nd May 2017
No other APPG Memberships
Seema Kennedy Portrait
Seema Kennedy
Officer
Conservative - Former Member for South Ribble
Joined: 30th July 2015
Departed: 2nd May 2017
No other APPG Memberships
Jess Phillips Portrait
Jess Phillips
Officer
Labour - Birmingham, Yardley
Joined: 24th November 2016
Departed: 2nd May 2017