45% of Labour Party MPs are women - significantly more than the 32% of total MPs who are women. Similarly in Local Government - 44% of Labour's councillors elected in England in 2017 were women, considerably more than the third overall average.

The Labour Party is doing comparatively well when it comes to the numbers - but what about the experiences of women within the party? In the wake of #MeToo and the Westminster sexual harassment scandal, as well as many policies on baby leave and sexual harassment being inadequate or in some cases non-existent at the local level, what more does the Labour Party need to do for the women in its ranks?

Please join the Fawcett Society, Fabian Society, and Fabian Women's Network at this Labour Party Conference fringe event to hear from the following speakers:

Sonia Sodha, Chief Leader Writer and columnist at the Observer (Chair)
Dawn Butler MP, Shadow Secretary of State for Women and Equalities
Sam Smethers, Chief Executive, Fawcett Society
Liv Bailey, Deputy General Secretary, Fabian Society and Chair, Labour Women's Network
Cllr Hetty Wood, Liverpool City Council Cabinet member

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