We’re delighted to have received the first reply to our letter to the Labour leadership candidates from Ed Miliband.
In it, he says:
I welcome the Lead for Women initiative, both because you have highlighted such an important problem as part of this leadership contest, and because your actions are a fantastic example of grassroots party members coming together and organising around issues that matter…
…From the struggle for suffrage, to the Sex Discrimination Act, to the minimum wage and women trade unionists battling for equal pay, the Labour party has fought side by side with the women’s movement. I’m proud of that history, but I’m also passionate about the need for greater progress – I will be the Leader who leads for women.