Mandu Reid for Mayor of London
Mandu Reid, leader of the Women’s Equality Party, is running to be Mayor of London. There has never been a female metro mayor anywhere in the UK. In the 20 years since the London Mayoralty was created neither of the mainstream parties have ever even selected a woman for the top job. It’s time to shake things up.
Mandu grew up in Swaziland, in the shadow of apartheid South Africa, so equality, social justice, and inclusion are close to her heart. She attended the first school in Southern Africa where black children and white children were allowed to study together, and she also went to a school in Devon where she was the only black pupil in her year group. When she moved here more than 20 years ago, London, in all its amazing diversity, was the first place that truly felt like home.
Mandu has worked at City Hall under all three London mayors and believes it is time to raise the bar. Mandu wants to make London the first gender-equal city in the world - because equality is better for everyone.
Imagine if London was the first gender equal city
London’s four million women are living with the UK’s biggest pay gap, the most expensive childcare, the highest rates of sexual violence, and unacceptable levels of poverty.
Imagine if everyone could balance work and family life. Imagine if we closed the gender pay gap in a generation. Imagine if all forms of violence were tackled as a priority. Imagine if our economy valued care. Imagine if everyone could access London transport. Imagine if our city led the way in preserving our environment. Imagine if our children’s futures looked brighter than our own.
We don’t have to imagine. We can make it happen.
Help us reach every woman in London
With elections going ahead in May, political parties will be campaigning online. However, a completely digital campaign excludes the most vulnerable and marginalised in our society.
1 in 10 people in the UK still do not use the internet. We cannot ignore the fact that running an online campaign means lots of people could miss out on the information they need to vote, the majority of whom are women.
WE want to reach as many women as possible and with your help we can. With your donations we can ensure that as many women as possible receive a Women’s Equality Party leaflet through their door. Help us bridge the digital divide and make sure they know that they can vote for a party that will put their needs first.
COVID has shown how vital it is that women’s needs and experiences are counted. Help us make this election count.
Help us win a seat
Our List Candidates for the London Assembly
This campaign is about more than who becomes the next Mayor of London. The Women’s Equality Party is also standing a number of incredible candidates (including 11 of our List candidates pictured above) for the London Assembly, which holds the Mayor to account on behalf of Londoners and influences the decisions that will shape our city for years to come.
London Assembly seats are elected by proportional representation so results are fairer and smaller parties always win seats, making it one of the most important elections the Women’s Equality Party can fight. Last time we ran we were just 1.5% of the vote away from electing our first representatives, and we were only a few months old! With your help we can win in May 2021.
We need to raise an election fighting fund. Your support will ensure we can fight to win in London in 2021. Every donation brings us a step closer to winning that seat. No amount is too small.
It's our time
In 2019, WE ensured 5 MPs accused of abuse no longer remained in parliament. WE secured our first council seat. WE also won over 350,000 votes in the last London election. Donate now to fund our #GLA2021 campaign because this time #EqualityCanWin.
- If 100 people donated £50 we could fund the deposit for our 11 list candidates.
- If 40 people donated £250 we could fund the deposit for our mayoral candidate.
- If 10 people donated £1000 we could fund our page in the Mayoral Election Address Booklet which gets delivered to every household in London.
Stand with us to help make London the first gender equal city in the world.
Thank you for your support.
The legal bit...
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