A Vote for Women's Equality Will Free Councils From Budgetary Paralysis - Article By Sophie Walker
"Investing in women will save vital council services. At next week’s local elections we can finish the suffragettes’ work.
Two weeks ago, while canvassing in Harrogate, I spoke to a voter who looked suspiciously at my Women’s Equality party leaflet and asked: “Why would I vote for women’s equality? What’s that got to do with my local council? It’s not going to fix the potholes.” My answer to him was: it’s precisely what’s going to fix the potholes. And the bin collection. And the staffing of your local library. Investing in women is vital if councils are to survive, and even one day thrive."