Stockport Liberal Democrats mark International Women’s Day

Marking International Women’s Day on 8th March, Stockport’s Liberal Democrats have pledged to ‘break the bias’.

Cllr Wendy Meikle, Deputy Leader of the Lib Dems at Stockport Town Hall, said: “As Liberal Democrats we confirm our support for International Women’s Day, celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women and a call to action for accelerating women’s equality.

“This year’s theme, to ‘break the bias’, aims to address both deliberate and unconscious bias that make it difficult for women to move ahead and calls for action to level the playing field across society.”

Cllr Lisa Smart, Lib Dem councillor in Hazel Grove constituency, added: “Serving your community by working as a councillor is a role in which women can and do excel.

“Yet women represent only one in three councillors in the UK which means there are double the number of men elected to represent their communities as there are women.

“Our communities would particularly benefit from having more LGBT women, more women from ethnic minorities, more women with disabilities, more women who are carers and more women from working class backgrounds stand for election. If you’ve ever thought about it before, let this International Women’s Day be the day you take action.”

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