Local Government Commissioners

Local and Equal: does local government work for women? is a year-long commission funded by Barrow Cadbury and in partnership with the Local Government Information Unit.


The commission is jointly chaired by Dame Margaret Hodge MP and Councillor Cllr Gillian Keegan, Director of Women2Win.


Angela MasonLabour Councillor Camden & former Fawcett Chair
Anne BaldwinWomen’s Local Government Society
Binita MehtaFormer Conservative Group Leader, Watford Borough Council
Chris NaylorLondon Borough of Barking And Dagenahm
Deborah CadmanSuffolk County Council
Heather WakefieldUnison
Helen EdwardsDepartment for Communities and Local Government
Jemima OlchawskiFawcett Society
Jen PufkyLGIU
Judith BlakeLeeds City Council
Lauren LucasLGIU
Nan SloaneCenter for Women and Democracy
Pam ColeWomen’s Budget Group
Sam SmethersFawcett Society
Sarah PickupLGA
Shaminder TakharLSBU
Simon WoolleyOperation Black Vote
Halla GunnarsdóttirWomen’s Equality Party
Rita PatelOperation Black Vote
Merel Husein-EceLiberal Democrat Party