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Portcullis Trust Lecture: Sophie Walker (Women's Equality Party)

Date From: 
Tuesday, February 28, 2017
Timings: 
Doors and bar open from 7pm, talk begins 7.30pm
Where: 
RACC, Parkshot, Richmond, Surrey, TW9 2RE
Ticket price range: 
£12, available from https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/a-talk-by-sophie-walker-leader-of-the-womens-equality-party-tickets-31119860340

 

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The Portcullis Trust is proud to present the latest in its Richmond Adult Community College lecture series: Sophie Walker of the Women's Equality Party.

 

Tickets are £12, and can be pre-purchased here (or bought on the door).

 

Sophie Walker is the leader of the Women’s Equality Party. She was

selected as the first party leader in July 2015 and was profiled in the

Telegraph newspaper at the time with the headline: “This generation’s

Emmeline Pankhurst?”

 

In January 2016, Sophie was elected to represent the Women’s Equality Party

in the London Mayoral election on a manifesto seeking to close the city’s

pay gap; end sexual harassment and violence against women and girls in the

capital; create affordable childcare and housing for women and to build an

accessible, safe transport network. She won just over 250,000 votes, or one

in twenty of every one cast for London Mayor.

 

Sophie is determined to put women's rights and the diversity of women's

experiences at the top of the UK political agenda. She is determined to get

more women into politics - offering childcare support and low-income

bursaries to new candidates for WE - and to work with all political parties

towards gender equality.

 

Sophie worked as an international news agency journalist for nearly twenty

years and is an ambassador for the National Autistic Society, campaigning

for better support and understanding of autism, particularly in women and

girls. 

 

Come along and find out why we need a Women’s Equality Party

 

All funds raised by this talk support learners with learning difficulties and disabilities at Richmond Adult Community College.

 

Tickets are £12, and can be pre-purchased here (or bought on the door).


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