The UK came 15th in a the World Economics Forum Global Gender Gap study measuring gender parity in 134 Nations. The report looked at areas such as politics, education, employment and health. Continue reading
Lord Browne’s report into the future of university education reports today. With yesterday’s CEHR report identifying that eight per cent of Black students are at Russell Group institutions, compared to 24 per cent of White students today’s finding will only increase interest in the disparity in opportunities between students from different backgrounds.
In an extraordinary move that both stamps his authority within the party and circumvents Labour party MP’s resistance for greater representation, the new Labour leader Ed Miliband promotes former Labour leader contender Diane Abbott to a significant position within his shadow ministerial team, whilst also promoting an unprecedented number of new BME MP’s to the shadow ministerial team. Continue reading
Party conference season has finished for another year so it seems like a good time to offer my thoughts, as a first timer on Liberal Democrat and Labour Conferences.
I went up to Liverpool for a fringe event – ‘Political Reform: the Dragon’s Den’ – the brief was to find ways in which we should change our politics to make it more representative of wider society. Continue reading
After great pressure from within the Labour party and pressure from grassroots activists Diane Abbott has been given a position as Public Health spokeperson within one of the 22 shadow cabinet.
In June 1987, Diane Abbott made history by becoming the first black women ever elected to the British Parliament for the constituency of Hackney North and Stoke Newington.