6 APRIL 2018

In this briefing you will find: 

  • Fawcett's position on the historic resolution of the House of Commons on establishing the right to vote by proxy for MPs who have had a baby or adopted a child
  • A summary of why establishing a formal proxy voting system is of absolute necessity in light of gender equal values
  • Key statistics from Fawcett’s recent analysis of men and women’s attitudes towards gender equality in Parliament, research into the experiences of women being harassed or abused online, and analysis of gender inequality in local government
  • Why it is essential that Parliament sets an example in terms of how it treats mothers and fathers who are MPs
  • A summary of what the general nature of MP baby leave arrangements and proxy voting should be

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