Women in Politics event in Liverpool with the Lord Speaker

08 October 2014

Join the Lord Speaker Baroness D'Souza to discuss the topic of women's representation in political life.  The event will take place at Blackburne House, Liverpool on Friday 17 October 2014.

The event will feature an address by the Lord Speaker and fellow panellists, followed by an audience led discussion about women’s representation in political life, women in Parliament, some of the challenges that women face in politics and how to influence parliamentary processes.

Speakers include

  • Baroness D'Souza - Lord Speaker of the House of Lords
  • Louise Ellman - MP for Liverpool Riverside
  • Councillor Anna Rothery – Labour Ward Councillor for Princes Park, Liverpool
  • Claire Dove OBE DL – CEO of Blackburne House (Chair of event)

Who can attend?

If you are interested in politics and would like to know how to engage more with Parliament; or have been affected by Parliamentary decisions and would like to know how best to respond; or if you work with women who could benefit from a greater knowledge of how our democracy operates please get in touch to book a place.

How to attend

There are only 120 places available for the event. To reserve a place please e-mail Andrew Miley at Blackburne House AndrewMiley@blackburnehouse.co.uk

Where and when

The event will take place on Friday 17 October from 10am to 12pm at:

Blackburne House
Blackburne Place
Hope Street
L8 7PE

Maps and Directions

Related Information

Lord Speaker

The Lord Speaker is taking part in this event as part of her ongoing nationwide programme to promote and explain the work of the House of Lords.

Women in Parliament

The discussion and forum coincides with the recent launch of Parliament’s “Women in Parliament” programme. Developed by the Houses of Parliament’s Outreach Service, the programme will provide potential partners with an opportunity to engage and empower women with whom they work.

The programme's aim is to make a real difference in encouraging women to make their concerns and views heard and result in a constructive understanding of the parliamentary processes.

Parliamentary Outreach

The Houses of Parliament Outreach Service spreads awareness of the work, processes and relevance of the institution of Parliament, encouraging greater engagement between the public and the House of Commons and the House of Lords

Further Information

For any enquires regarding the event please contact Gary Hart via email on hartg@parliament.uk

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