As of today, we are really pleased to announce that each and every one of the 5 candidates has taken the time to read and respond to our letter asking how they will ‘lead for women’ as Labour leader.
When we first launched our open letter, just over a month ago, we didn’t think for a moment we’d have so many Labour women keen to add their support. Whoever goes on to win Labour’s leadership election, together we have made sure that women’s representation is high on the agenda for all the candidates.
In his reply, Andy Burnham says:
I believe we should do more to support women entering politics, whether at local or national level, not just to get them there, but to keep them there. We need to work with our colleagues in the wider Labour movement to provide women with the proper support and training so that we can make a proper investment in the next generation of Labour women.