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Lee Chalmers

Founder and Director of The Parliament Project, inspiring and encouraging women to run for political office.

Founder and Co-Director of The Parliament Project, a non-partisan initiative to inspire, train and support women to stand for political office in the UK. www.parliamentproject.com
Hate Crime Is Only Funny When It's About

Hate Crime Is Only Funny When It's About Women

It's not been a great few weeks to be a woman. Against the backdrop of recent allegations of sexual misconduct in politics and a thoroughly sexist Oscars ceremony, Twitter was all a flutter over the past weekend as it discovered t-shirts being sold through Amazon with the slogan 'Keep Calm and Rape Her'.
03/03/2013 21:24 GMT
No Women Bishops, No Automatic Seats in the House of

No Women Bishops, No Automatic Seats in the House of Lords

It is simply unjust and, dare I say it, shameful, for us to be stuck in a situation in 2012 where we are allocating legislative seats in our second chamber for men only. Imagine the national and international reaction if these were seats for white people only.
21/11/2012 14:14 GMT
Diversity in the Reformed House of

Diversity in the Reformed House of Lords

On Saturday the 17th September, the Liberal Democrat conference passed a motion on the reform of the House of Lords. One of the amendments in particular is very relevant to increasing the numbers of women the UK Houses of Parliament.
19/09/2011 15:33 BST