Tuesday 17 July 2018 / 11:32 AM Dawn Butler / Women and Equalities

The Conservatives are no friend of equality – Dawn Butler

Dawn Butler MP, Labour’s Shadow Minister for Women and Equalities, commenting on Christopher Chope MP blocking the Women of the World conference allowing female parliamentarians from around the world to sit in Parliament, said:

“Just weeks after he blocked upskirting from becoming a criminal offence, Christopher Chope’s decision to object to women parliamentarians from around the world coming to Parliament proves once again that the Conservatives are no friend of equality.

“In the centenary of the Representation of the People Act, the Women MPs of the World Conference is an opportunity to celebrate women’s suffrage and renew our commitment to fighting for equality and social justice. If Theresa May is the feminist that she claims to be then she needs to call out this sexist behaviour in her own party.”