Members of Parliament on the House of Commons’ Women and Equalities Select Committee are currently holding an inquiry into reform of the Gender Recognition Act. According to the committee, the inquiry is designed to examine the government’s proposals for change to the gender recognition process, ‘gathering evidence on whether the proposed changes to GRA2004 are the right ones and whether they go far enough’. As part of its inquiry, the committee is holding a number of in-person evidence sessions and has also sought written views.
Open letter to: Sir Keir Starmer MP, Leader of the Opposition Cc: Angela Rayner, Deputy Leader Marsha de Cordova, Shadow Secretary, Women and Equalities From: Labour Women's Declaration
23rd November 2020
OBJECTION TO YOUR TWEET OF INACCURATE AND OFFENSIVE VIDEO
The Labour Women’s Declaration Working Group, on behalf of over 5000 Labour Party members and supporters, objects to the video tweeted by you and also the Labour Party on 20th November, Transgender Day of Remembrance, featuring Deputy Leader, Angela Rayner, incorrectly implying that trans people suffer disproportionate murder and hate crime rates in the UK.
We are pleased to announce that the video of our webinar held on 20th 0ctober 2020 is now available to watch on our YouTube channel. Click on the link below.
We have also uploaded transcripts of speeches. Please click on the links below.
Cambridge Labour councillor, Kevin Price resigned live during a full Cambridge Council meeting on 23rd October 2020 in protest at a motion affecting women’s rights on which women had not been consulted.
See pages 15 – 17 of the Council Information pack for the motion being discussed.
The amendments proposed by Labour to the LibDem motion were accepted by a vote of 30 in favour, 4 abstentions, 0 against, 1 council resignation. The amended motion was then passed by a vote of 31 in favour, 3 abstentions, 0 against, 1 council resignation.
Happy 1st Birthday Labour Women’s Declaration!
Labour women met up over the weekend of the 19th and 20th of October 2019, and the Labour Women’s Declaration was born.
We marked our anniversary with a public webinar (speeches and video coming soon) and played out on this:
Ballots for Labour NEC elections were sent out on 19 October 2020. Voting closes 12 November 2020.
We wrote to all candidates and also did some research on what they had said on the public record. In case you wish to inform your choices based on the information we collected, please see the two lists below. Please understand that we are not endorsing any particular candidates, merely attempting to provide information so you can make an informed choice.
Click on their names for the information we have collected.