Updated: 4th July 2024
Original: 28th February 2024

Politics should be about policy based on facts, not misogyny, discrimination or division.

Today, the Fawcett Society and the APPG on Women in Parliament (of which Fawcett is secretariat) are asking candidates to pledge to a zero-tolerance approach to misogyny and racist misogyny at the upcoming election. 

Women parliamentarians across the world are all too familiar with receiving misogynistic and racist abuse in their inboxes, on social media, in the press, and even outside their homes. With at least 64 countries due to hold national elections and approximating 2 billion voters heading to the polls, 2024 is a 'super election year' and it's never been more important to root out the misogyny that holds women back from full and equal participation in our democracy. 

Read the pledge below. Let's make this the year that we call time on misogyny in political life.

If you're a Prospective Parliamentary Candidate (PPC) taking up the call, contact Senior Policy and Public Affairs Officer Zainab Asunramu for more information on [email protected]

At this General Election I will:

Take a zero-tolerance approach to misogyny, including racist misogyny and any other forms of hate and discrimination in my campaigning and conduct. 

The Call to Action:

We ask all candidates to:

  • Endorse the recommendations of the Jo Cox Civility Commission Report
  • Sign up to Centenary Action's Women Count pledge to support actions that will deliver a gender equal parliament by 2028 
  • Urge the Electoral Commission to include specific section on misogynistic or discriminatory language and/or behaviour in the code of conduct for campaigners and indicate where the police might intervene in certain circumstances
  • Call on the Electoral Commission to make a public statement that homes are not a campaign destination
  • Call on all social media platforms to take immediate action on any reported hateful and/or misogynistic content and any mal, mis and disinformation, and ensure swift and effective removal of this content

I've taken the zero-misogyny pledge:

(Alphabetical by first name)

Name  Party Constituency
Abdul Majid Tramboo PPC
Independent Feltham and Heston
Adam Pugh PPC Green Lewisham North
Adam Shearing PPC
Green Party Gloucester
Adria Pittock PPC
Green Party Ipswich
Adrian Ramsay PPC Green Waveney Valley
Ajaz Rehman PPC Independent Wycombe
Alex Stevenson PPC
Reform UK Amber Valley
Alexandra Jenner-Fust PPC Green Party Thornbury and Yate
Alexi Dimond PPC
Green Party Sheffield Heeley
Alison Thewliss PPC SNP Glasgow Central
Alyn Smith PPC SNP Stirling and Strathallan
Amanda Iremonger PPC
Green Party Macclesfield
Andrew Cooney PPC
Green Party Maidenhead
Andrew George PPC
Liberal Democrats
St Ives
Andrew Page PPC Liberal Democrats Bury South
Andrew​ Prosser PPC Green Party Witney Candidate
Andy Brown PPC Green Skipton and Ripon
Andy Konieczko PPC Liberal Democrats Melton and Syston
Ann McGuinness PPC
Scottish Green Party East Kilbride and Strathaven
Anne Elizabeth Gayfer PPC
Green Party Grantham and Bourne
Annie McIndoe PPC SNP Central Ayrshire
Arnold Tarling PPC
Independent Eltham and Chislehurst
Ash Jones PPC
Green Party Belfast West
Ashley Walker PPC
Stockport Fights Austerity No to Cuts Stockport
Attic Rahman PPC
Conservative and Unionist Party Tottenham
Barry Colin Duckett PPC
Bermondsey and Old Southwark
Barry McKee PPC
Green Party North Down
Becca Horn PPC
Green Party Hastings and Rye
Becca Stevenson PPC
Green Party Rugby
Becky Jones PPC Liberal Democrats
Bexhill and Battle
Bill Powell PPC
Liberal Democrats Monmouthshire
Bob Eastoe PPC
Green Party South Cotswolds
Brenda Weston PPC Labour Taunton and Wellington 
Brian Wernham PPC
Liberal Democrats Carlisle
Brian Wernham PPC
Liberal Democrats Carlisle
Caitlin Stott PPC Scottish Labour  Berwickshire, Roxburgh and Selkirk
Carla Denyer PPC Green Bristol Central
Carla Parrish PPC Independent
Stoke-on-Trent South
Caroline Lucas (former MP) Green Brighton Pavilion
Caroline Newton PPC Consrvative  Henley and Thame
Caron Lindsay PPC
Liberal Democrats Livingston
Cate Cody PPC
Green Party Tewkesbury
Catherine Deakin PPC Labour Broxbourne
Catherine Joanna Rowett PPC
Green Party South Norfolk
Celia Hickson PPC
Green Party Bradford East
Charles Graham PPC
Green Party Bridgwater
Chloe Isobel Turner PPC
Green Party North Cotswolds
Chloe-Louise Reilly PPC
Green Party Tynemouth
Chris Bell PPC
Green Party Leeds South West and Morley
Chris Copeman PPC Green Runcorn and Helsby
Chris Evans PPC
Labour and Co-operative Party Caerphilly
Chris Farmer PPC
Reform UK Gloucester
Chris French PPC
Liberal Democrats Vauxhall and Camberwell Green
Chris Furlong PPC
Independent Heywood and Middleton North
Chris Lofts PPC
Liberal Democrats Corby and East Northamptonshire
Chris Twells PPC The Liberal Party South Cotswolds
Christopher Greener PPC
Independent Tynemouth
Christopher Thompson PPC RejoinEU party  Pendle and Clitheroe
Claire Bonham PPC
Liberal Democrats
Streatham and Croydon North
Clive Jones PPC
Liberal Democrats Wokingham
Colette Walker PPC
Independence for Scotland Party East Renfrewshire
Damian Read PPC
Independent Feltham and Heston
Daniel Wilson PPC Green
Darren James Longhorn PPC
Yorkshire Party Leeds West and Pudsey
David Coveney PPC Liberal Democrats Widnes and Halewood
David Henwood PPC Independent Oxford East
Declan Walsh PPC
Green Party South Down
Donna Murray-Turner PPC
Taking The Initiative Party Croydon West
Donna Murray-Turner PPC
Taking The Initiative Party Croydon West
Dr Dan Smith PPC Worker's Party Britain Battersea
Dylan Lewis-Creser PPC
Green Party Blackley and Middleton South
Ed Deedigan PPC Independent Chippenham
Edward Gildea PPC Green Party North West Essex
Elizabeth Anne Dixon PPC
Green Party North Norfolk
Ellie Merton PPC Independent Berwickshire, Roxburgh & Selkirk
Elwyn Lloyd Jones PPC
Rejoin EU Party Sevenoaks
Emma Dent Coad PPC
Independent Kensington and Bayswater
Emma Holland-Lindsay PPC Liberal Democrat Dunstable and Leighton Buzzard constituency
Emma-Jane Phillips PPC
Communist Party of Britain Newcastle upon Tyne East and Wallsend
Ertan Karpazli PPC
Independent Enfield North
Fabian Hamilton PPC
Labour Party Leeds North East
Farooq Ahmed Siddique PPC
Independent Bristol East
Flick Drummond PPC Conservatives Winchester
Frances Bonney PPC
Green Party Milton Keynes Central
Freddie Van Mierlo PPC
Liberal Democrats Henley and Thame
Gavin Andrew Stuart Newlands PPC
Scottish National Party (SNP) Paisley and Renfrewshire North
Gemma Furnivall PPC
Labour Party Fareham and Waterlooville
Gillian Edwards PPC Independent Chester South & Eddisbury
Gina Miller PPC
True & Fair Party Epsom and Ewell
Graham Gowland PPC
Liberal Democrats Warrington South
Hanna Andersen PPC
Women's Equality Party Mid and South Pembrokeshire
Hannah Nicklin PPC Green Party  Sheffield South East
Harriet Harman (former MP) Labour Camberwell and Peckham
Helen Clawson PPC
Independent Mid Cheshire
Helen Maguire PPC Liberal Democrats Epsom and Ewell 
Helen Morgan PPC Liberal Democrat North Shropshire
Helen Tamblyn-Saville PPC Liberal Democrat Bassetlaw
Henry Van PPC Liberal Democrats
Henry Wright PPC Liberal Democrat Parliamentary candidate Reading Central
Hina West PPC
Green Party North West Hampshire
Ian Alexander Eric Stotesbury PPC
Liberal Democrats Watford
Ian Chandler PPC
Green Party Monmouthshire
Ishtiaq Ahmad PPC Independent Rotherham 
Jai Singh PPC
Liberal Democrats East Thanet
James Frith PPC
Labour Party Bury North
James McDaid PPC Socialist Labour Party North Ayrshire and Arran
James Michael Joyce PPC
Liberal Democrats Forest of Dean
James Sandbach PPC
Liberal Democrats Ipswich
Jan Davis PPC
Green Party Broadland and Fakenham
Jane Elizabeth Turner PPC
Green Party Wallasey
Jane Leicester PPC
Green Party Wigan
Jenner Clarence Joseph Folwell PPC
Independent Brent East
Jenny Wilkinson PPC Liberal Democrat  Kenilworth & Southam
Jeremy Spyby-Steanson PPC Green Hartlepool
Jess Lee PPC
Green Party Ruislip, Northwood and Pinner
Jo Bird PPC 
Green Party Birkenhead
Joanna Collins PPC Green  High Peak
Joe Cronin PPC Independent Poole
Joe Salmon PPC
Green Party Bournemouth East
John Anthony Hurst PPC
Green Party Tunbridge Wells
John Appleby PPC
Liberal Democrats Tynemouth
John Davis PPC Green Party Wyre Forest
John Dowling PPC
Social Democratic Party Mid Dorset and North Poole
John Hall  PPC Yorkshire Party Wetherby and Easingwold
John Hannah PPC Independence for Scotland Party Bathgate and Linlithgow 
John Howson PPC Liberal Democrat  Weald of Kent
John Hurst PPC Green Tumbridge Wells
John Pearson PPC Green Party Newcastle upon Tyne Central and West
John Poynton PPC
UK Independence Party (UKIP) Holborn and St Pancras
Jonathan Essex PPC
Green Party Reigate
Jonathan Kent PPC Green  Bexhill and Battle
Julie Carter PPC
Ealing Central and Acton
Julie Murray PPC ? ?
Kamel Hawwash PPC
Independent Birmingham Selly Oak
Kamel Hawwash PPC
Independent Birmingham Selly Oak
Karen Trench PPC
Green Party Birmingham Erdington
Kathrine Jones PPC
Socialist Labour Party Bangor Aberconwy
Katy Loudon PPC Scottish National Party (SNP), Rutherglen
Kayleigh O'Neill PPC
Scottish Green Party Edinburgh North and Leith
Kefentse Dennis PPC
Green Party Birmingham Perry Barr
Kerry Ann Vosper PPC
Green Party Newport West and Islwyn
Kevin Allsop PPC Independent Bolton North-east 
King Teare PPC
Independent Newcastle upon Tyne North
Kirsten Oswald PPC SNP East Renfrewshire
Kulsum Hussin PPC Workers Party of Britain Croydon South
Laura Marie Manston PPC
Green Party Sevenoaks
Laura Moodie PPC
Scottish Green Party Dumfries and Galloway
Lesley Backhouse PPC
Scottish National Party (SNP) Cowdenbeath and Kirkcaldy
Lesley Veronica PPC
Green Party South Antrim
Lewis Younie PPC
Liberal Democrats Airdrie and Shotts
Lillian Jones PPC
Labour Party Kilmarnock and Loudoun
Lisa Smart PPC
Liberal Democrats Hazel Grove
Liz Jarvis PPC Liberal Democrats Eastleigh
Lizzie Greenwood PPC
Workers Party of Britain Manchester Withington
Lorna Jane Russell PPC Green Party Highgate
Lorraine Wrennall PPC
Green Party Barrow and Furness
Luke T O'Brien PPC Independent West Suffolk
Maggie Fricker PPC
Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition
Southampton Test
Maria Miller PPC Conservative Basingstoke
Marion Fellows PPC
Scottish National Party (SNP) Motherwell, Wishaw and Carluke
Mark Alcock PPC Liberal Democrat Bury North
Mark Bailey PPC Green Party  East Antrim 
Mark Johnston PPC Liberal Democrat  Reigate
Mark Worsley Tebbutt PPC
Green Party Chorley
Marsha De Cordova PPC Labour Battersea
Martin Dimery PPC Green Frome and East Somerset
Mary Robinson PPC Conservative Cheadle
Matt Bell PPC
Liberal Democrats South Dorset
Matt Shouler PPC Rejoin the EU Party Melton and Syston
Matthew Nathan Woolfall Jones PPC
Plaid Cymru - The Party of Wales Torfaen
Matthew Snedker PPC
Green Party Darlington
Meg Shepherd-Foster PPC
Green Party Cardiff North
Michael Robin Kearney PPC
Green Party York Outer
Michael Welton PPC
Green Party Bury South
Mike Andersen PPC
Liberal Democrats Edinburgh North and Leith
Mike Martin PPC 
Liberal Democrats Tunbridge Wells
Mohammed Sayeed  PPC Independent Nottingham South
Monica Harding PPC
Liberal Democrats Esher and Walton
Morven Ovenstone-Jones PPC
Scottish Green Party North East Fife
Mustaque Rahman PPC
Independent Tynemouth
Nancy Cole PPC
Women's Equality Party Caerfyrddin
Narinder Sian PPC
Green Party South West Hertfordshire
Natalie McVey PPC Green Party West Worcestershire
Nathalie Bienfait PPC
Green Party Poplar and Limehouse
Neil Duncan-Jordan PPC Labour Poole
Neil Kelly PPC Green Party Southampton Itchen
Nicholas Davies PPC
Communist Party of Britain Hastings and Rye
Nick Cox PPC
Green Party Scunthorpe
Nick Durie PPC Alba Party Glasgow North
Olli Watkins PPC Green Party Pontefract, Castleford and Knottingley
Olly Glover PPC
Liberal Democrats Didcot and Wantage
Owain Sutton PPC
Green Party Bury North
Owen Cutler PPC
Plaid Cymru - The Party of Wales Rhondda and Ogmore
Owen Lewis PPC
Independent Monmouthshire
Parham Hashemi PPC
Workers Party of Britain Manchester Central
Patricia Denvir PPC
Green Party Lagan Valley
Paul Christopher Kohler PPC
Liberal Democrats Wimbledon
Paul Kennedy PPC
Liberal Democrats West Dumartonshire
Pete Force-Jones PPC True & Fair Party East Wiltshire
Peter Newman PPC
Scottish Green Party Inverness, Skye and West Ross-shire
Philip Davies PPC
Green Party Torfaen
Phoebe Gill PPC
Green Party Bethnal Green and Stepney
Pippa Bartolotti PPC   Independent Newport East
Poppy Simister-Thomas PPC
Conservative and Unionist Party South Norfolk
Rachel Bentley PPC
Liberal Democrats Bermondsey and Old Southwark
Rebecca Forrest PPC
Liberal Democrats Bolton North East
Rebecca Taylor PPC Liberal Democrat  Walthamstow
Richard Dickson PPC
Liberal Democrats Rugby
Richard Knight PPC
Green Party East Hampshire
Richard Mallender PPC
Green Party
Rob Colwell PPC
Liberal Democrats North West Norfolk
Rob Logan PPC
Labour Party Thornbury and Yate
Robert William Watson PPC
Green Party Louth and Horncastle
Roxanne Green PPC
Green Party Birmingham Yardley
Ruth Gripper PPC
Liberal Democrats Truro and Falmouth
Ryan Kett PPC Yorkshire Party  Skipton and Ripon
Ryk Downes PPC  Liberal Democrats  Leeds North West
Sam Al-Hamdani PPC  Liberal Democrat Oldham East and Saddleworth
Sam Coates PPC
Green Party Cardiff East
Sam Habeeb PPC
Workers Party of Britain Ealing North
Sarah Champion PPC Labour Rotherham
Sarah Dyke PPC Liberal Democrat Somerton and Frome
Sarah Jane Knott PPC
Heritage Party Watford
Sarah Olney PPC Liberal Democrat Richmond Park
Sarah Ward PPC Green Poole
Seamus McCauley PPC
Green Party Orpington
Shao-Lan Yuen PPC
Green Party Clapham and Brixton Hill
Sian Berry PPC
Green Party Brighton Pavilion
Sian Mulholland PPC
Alliance - Alliance Party of Northern Ireland North Antrim
Sid Cordle PPC
Christian Peoples Alliance Hitchin
Simita Kumar PPC
Scottish National Party (SNP) Edinburgh South
Simon Cross PPC
Green Party Southend East and Rochford
Simon Dodd PPC
Liberal Democrats Portsmouth North
Simon Jay PPC
Scottish Green Party Bathgate and Linlithgow
Simon King PPC
Green Party New Forest East
Stephen Anthony Psallidas PPC
Liberal Democrats Blyth and Ashington
Stewart Satterly PPC
Social Democratic Party St Albans
Susan Graham PPC Green Party  Christchurch
Tanushka Marah PPC
Independent Hove and Portslade
Teresa Needham PPC
Green Party Broxtowe
The Zok PPC
Independent Wigan
Titus Anything PPC
The Official Monster Raving Loony Party Stafford
Tom Crone PPC
Green Party Liverpool Wavertree
Tom Hill PPC
Green Party Rawmarsh and Conisbrough
Tom Morrison PPC
Liberal Democrats Cheadle
Vicki Helen Attenborough PPC
Green Party Bolton West
Vicky Ford PPC Conservative Chelmsford
Vikki Slade PPC Liberal Democrat Mid Dorset & North Poole
Vivek Chhabra PPC
Independent Stockton West
Wendy Chamberlain PPC Liberal Democrats North East Fife
Wera Hobhouse PPC Liberal Democrats Bath
Will Aczel PPC
Liberal Democrats Exeter
Zafran Khan PPC
Labour Party Melton and Syston

(Supportive Peers)

  • Baroness Jones (Green Party)
  • Baroness Lorely Burt (Liberal Democrats Party)

Have your candidates taken the pledge? 

Fawcett have made it simple to demand your candidates step up to make this a zero-misogyny election campaign. 

Follow these easy prompts to write to candidates running in your constituency and ask them to take the pledge.

Women cannot be ignored at the general election.