News Events Celebrating 100 Years of women MPs: Breaking Down the Barriers Join us to celebrate the Centenary of the Qualification of Women Act at a parliamentary reception and panel discussion, co-hosted by Rt Hon Harriet Harman MP, Mother of the House and Vicky Ford MP, Chair of the APPG on Women in Parliament. This event is part of the #AskHerToStand Day, organised by 50:50 Parliament in partnership with the Jo CoxFoundation, Fawcett Society and the Centenary Action Group to mark the centenary of the Qualification of Women Act when women were first able to stand for Parliament. In the 100 years since then only 491 women have gained seats at Westminster, compared to 4503 men. At the last election 12 extra women were elected at this rate it will take over 50 years to achieve a more gender balanced Parliament, which all the political parties have agreed is desirable. On 21st November we are hosting a series of events to support the next generation of politicians, and to demonstrate that Westminster welcomes women. The purpose is to inspire many more women to stand for political office, locally and nationally. Please note that this page is to book the panel discussion and reception part of the day from 1:30-3pm ONLY. If you'd like to know more about the day-long event, please click here. Important note about tickets: If you are attending on the invitation of 50:50 Parliament it is necessary to have an invite from your MP and be registered for the whole day before signing up to this event. Please select the #AskHerToStand Delegate ticket option when booking. If you have received this invitation as a supporter of The Fawcett Society, please select the Fawcett Supporter ticket option. You will need to provide us with your membership number if you are a Fawcett member. While this event is part of a wider #AskHerToStand Day, you do not need to be registered for the whole event in order to attend as a Fawcett supporter. Booking for this event has now closed.