The husband of the Labour candidate Liz Smith, who is contesting the Llantrisant Town by-election, is a “drug pusher”, a colleague has said.
Troll-calling Member of Parliament, Stella Creasy, has criticised members of the public for holding her to account for voting in favour of military action in Syria. Fellow Labour woman MP, Ann Coffey, defended the public, saying MPs behaved no better.
The UK Parliament is to hold a debate to mark International Men’s Day as the University of York withdraws its support for the event.
Alternate MP, Fiona Mactaggart, has called for other Labour women MPs to rally around fellow alternate, Jess Phillips MP, following her being targeted by Internet trolls.
Tougher trolling laws are needed. That is the opinion of Angie Bray, the Conservative MP for Ealing Central and Acton, who has had an amendment to the Criminal Justice and Courts Bill accepted by Parliament.
Gavin Callaghan, a Labour councillor on Basildon Council, who has racked up numerous complaints for trolling other councillors on Twitter, has been selected by Ed Miliband’s Labour Party to contest the parliamentary seat of Basildon and Billericay in the 2015 General Election.
While the men in suits surround Parliament in defence of its traditions, a new generation of students are in Parliament to put the case for more women in politics and government.
More than 20 countries in the world today have a woman holding office as the head of a national government. But as delegates at a recent conference at the House of Commons in London discovered, whilst the global participation rate of women in national-level parliaments is gradually improving, there is still a lot to be done.