Event promotes women in politics

Published: Friday 13th July 18

Women can find out about standing for public office at an event on Sunday.

The Pankhurst Party is being held at the Northcote Road Summer Fair, and is one of a string of parties being held across the UK to celebrate 100 years of women winning the right to vote.  The aim is to inspire local women of all political persuasions to think about getting involved in politics.

Almost half of the members of Wandsworth Council are women. Senior cabinet member Cllr Steffi Sutters has encouraged women to go along to Sunday’s event to find out more about how they can stand for office.

“This council has always supported equality of opportunity and the promotion of talented people regardless of their gender,” she said.

“The goal we strive for every single day is to provide our residents with the best town hall services in the country. That is our mantra and to achieve this we have consistently promoted women councillors to some of the most important and prominent roles within our organisation. This is our track record and long may it continue.”  

The Pankhurst Party will be at the Northcote Road Summer Fair. The council is one of the sponsors of the Fair, which is run by local traders. It runs from 11am to 6pm and will feature music, street food, pop-up bars, children’s entertainment and the Wimbledon men’s final on the big screen.

The council’s community safety team will also be there with crime prevention advice and free bike marking. Motorists are warned that Northcote Road will be closed to traffic. 

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