The Women's Equality Party general election candidates - Eljai Morais, Gemma Evans and Serena Laidley - are all survivors of violence. They are standing to remove MPs facing unresolved allegations of harassment or assault. We urgently need your support to end abuse. Starting with Westminster.
In the last two years over 20 MPs have been accused of violence or harassment. Not one of them has lost their job.
Parliament has failed to hold MPs to account for their actions. So we need your help to hold them to account at the ballot box.
Harassment and sexual assault are always about the abuse of power. This is true in households, workplaces, and communities up and down the country.
It fuels escalating rates of violence against women. Harassment in Westminster is no exception.
Each year, around 85,000 women are the victims of rape. The number who report to the police is higher than ever. But convictions are at all all time low, with only 3% ending in a conviction.
Domestic abuse killings are at a five year high. Two women die every week at the hands of their partners or ex-partners.
Women across the country are living in fear as the violence against them escalates.
Those who escape their abusers leave to find that the support services they desperately need have been stripped away due to lack of funding.
The MPs we are targeting have been accused of assault or harassment, some on multiple occasions. None have been subject to an independent investigation.
Over the last two years they have continued to operate as MPs, voting to make our laws - including on whether their own cases should be subject to an independent process.
The Women’s Equality Party are calling for
- a stronger independent process
- full suspension for MPs undergoing investigation
- recall for MPs found guilty of violence and harassment
Abuse and harassment have no place in Parliament. We need your urgent support to ensure that they are not re-elected and to force Parliament to take action.
Where the other remain parties agree to adopt these policies, our candidates will stand down and we will work collaboratively to end violence.
Our activists will be out in force to deliver our message and to ensure these men are held accountable.
If you very generously wish to donate more than £500 you need to be registered to vote in the UK.
If you have experienced violence or abuse and need support, details of services can be found here.
Published and promoted by Amy Killen on behalf of the Women's Equality Party at Unit 3, 2 Tunstall Road, Brixton, SW9 8BN.