As a measure of how far the Conservative party has sold out to feminism, an event titled “What do women want from the Conservative party?”, to be held near the Conservative party conference on 1 October, takes some beating. Details and ticket applications here. Quite apart from the fact that nobody is asking, “What do men want from the Conservative party?”, the event is being co-hosted by the Fawcett Society.
What of the other co-host, Women2Win? From their website:
Women2Win are leading the campaign to elect more Conservative women to Parliament with the support of a broad cross section of men and women from the Conservative Party.
Our mission is to ensure the Conservative Party is representative of the British people and fairly represent women at all levels of politics. Women2Win aims to increase the number of Conservative women in Parliament and in public life, and is committed to identifying, training and mentoring female candidates for public office.
Women2Win was founded in 2005 by Baroness Jenkin of Kennington and Rt. Hon Theresa May MP to address the need for more female Conservative candidates and MPs. [J4MB: What need? At the height of its electoral success the party had considerably fewer female MPs than it does today.]
In 2005 there were just 17 Conservative women MPs, representing only 9% of the parliamentary party. Now, after thirteen years and three elections, there are 67 Conservative women MPs, which is over 20%- but not enough! We also assist high calibre women seeking public appointments as well as Councillors, Association Officers and Police and Crime Commissioners.
Women2Win is campaigning to promote the brightest and best women the party has to offer and further convince Conservative Associations of the benefits of putting their trust in female candidates. We believe that if the gender balance of candidates reflects that of modern Britain, the Conservative Party will increase its support at the ballot box. [J4MB emphasis. This is self-serving nonsense on stilts. The Conservative party won the last election despite having the smallest proportion of female candidates among the three largest parties.]
In 2005 we were grateful to have the support of David Cameron MP when he identified that more needed to be done to tackle the lack of female representation in Parliament. We continue to make that change a reality. Britain needs a modern and rejuvenated Conservative Party, made up of the most talented and able women and men the Party has to offer – and because of this, the Conservative Party needs Women2Win.
The speakers at the event include Baroness Jenkin, Amber Rudd MP, Chris Skidmore MP, and Sam Smethers, Chief Executive of the Fawcett Society.