Monday, 10 February 2014

WHY DAVID CAMERON IS FAILING WOMEN ACROSS THIS COUNTRY

They say a picture tells a thousand words. At Prime Minister's Questions this week there wasn't a single woman on the government's front bench. David Cameron runs his government like an Old Boys Network. No wonder he is failing women across this country.

As ordinary, hard-working people struggle with the cost of living crisis, women are being hit hardest by David Cameron’s failure to act.

Under David Cameron, the gap between men’s and women's pay increased for the first time in five years and issues affecting women's pay like affordable childcare and the exploitative use of zero hours contracts are brushed aside.

David Cameron promised he would modernise his party so he could stand up for women, but he has failed on both counts.

Just 5 out of 33 people attending his Cabinet are women compared to 14 out of 32 sitting around Ed Miliband's Shadow Cabinet table.

Having women at the top of the Labour Party makes a difference to how we think and what we do. It shows women across the country how we aspire to govern.

Labour will fight for a new kind of One Nation politics, because we believe Britain is strongest when everybody's voice is heard.