Room available in Fulham

Ref: 2814

Large double room available in Fulham.

Flat is in a 1930s mansion block in a really nice part of Fulham. There is a large living room, large kitchen and two bathrooms.

Flat is on Fulham High Street, but faces over Bishops Park and so is very quiet. The block is safe, secure with a concierge.

Putney Bridge tube station is under 10 minutes walk away with direct trains to Westminster.

Rent is around £790 per month and bills are usually fairly cheap.

Please get in touch with any questions.

Contact: cassidyi@parliament.uk

Hotlines List Update

The Hotlines List was updated on 11 January 2018.

Please always ensure that you are using the current version of the hotlines list on the intranet, as copies saved to your computer or printed out may be out of date.

Please go here to see the new information and the link to the list.

Available: Large Double Room in Honor Oak Park

Ref: 2812

Large double room (with grey, upholstered bed, drawers, built in wardrobes, spring mattress etc) in a large, split-level flat in leafy Honor Oak Park.

Honor Oak Park Station is a 30 second walk from the front door (and there’s no noise in the flat from trains). There are two separate floors and on each floor there is a bathroom so you will only be sharing a bathroom with one other person.

Honor Oak Park – Westminster is a 25 minute journey (via Canada Water or London Bridge).

Honor Oak Park has a Sainsburys Local (next door), a pizzeria opposite, coffee shops, a wine bar and a Turkish restaurant. All these are a stone’s throw from the property. There are also loads of green fields and woodland walks to do.

The rent is 650/month including super fast broadband. Other bills I sort out and send bills.

Any questions give me a shout. There are 2 fridge/freezers (so you only share with one person) and loads of cupboard and storage space.

Contact:
edward.barker@parliament.uk

Wellbeing classes in Westminster

The Parliamentary Health and Wellbeing service is running a number of classes related to maintaining and improving your health and wellbeing. These include mindfulness, meditation and relaxtion; Yoga and postural and relaxation classes.

Wellbeing classes will commence on 7 January 2019

For details see the Parliamentary Intranet

Gender-Sensitive Parliament Audit published

 The Gender-Sensitive Parliament Audit, carried out by members and staff of both Houses of Parliament, was published on Thursday 20 December 2018.

It finds that steady progress has been made in increasing the representation of women in both Houses, but there are still barriers to women standing as MPs or putting themselves forward to the House of Lords Appointments Commission.

Read more on the Parliament website

Flat share available – London Fields

Ref: 2811

Bright double room in London Fields warehouse flat.  A gorgeous bright, and furnished room for one person in a two bedroom Victorian warehouse flat in trendy London Fields!

Will be available from the end of January.

Its a super clean and quiet flat with white brick wall.  It has a separate kitchen but no sitting room so is very private.  You’d be living with just one other person.

£880 a month includes bills, cleaner and basic household cleaning supplies.

It is close to both Victoria Park and Hackney Central; 15 mins walk to Bethnal Green tube; 5 mins walk to London Fields Overground; good regular bus links; all the amenities bars, restaurants etc of Broadway Market are 5 mins walk away.

Contact: owen.pritchard@parliament.uk

One Hundred Years Ago: Votes for (Some) Women

Today is the centenary of the 1918 General Election when women over thirty and all men over the age of 21 were able to vote.

It also saw the first woman MP elected, though as Constance Markievicz was a member for ‎Sinn Féin she did not take her seat.

The photograph is of  House of Doors, by Kristina Clackson Bonnington, a sculpture that was in Westminster Hall last month. See https://www.parliament.uk/house-of-doors/ for more details.

House of Doors is supported by the Lord Speaker’s Advisory Panel on Works of Art and the Speaker’s Advisory Committee on Works of Art.

Find out more about House of Doors at www.houseofdoors.org

Fawcett Society call for testimony on sexual harassment in politics

The Fawcett Society is working with Hogan Lovells, a global law firm which is providing pro bono (free) assistance, to gather and analyse the testimony of women in politics who have experienced sexual harassment.  The purpose of the analysis will be to draw out general themes from women’s testimony and identify possible policy responses.  The findings of the report will be published in an online report in the autumn of 2018 and publicised at an event in parliament.  The report will not identify the women that have given evidence to the project, either directly or indirectly.  With permission Fawcett would also like to publish some or all of the testimony (anonymised and with any identifying details removed) to create a public record using women’s own voices of the nature and impact of sexual harassment in our politics. 

Who are we hoping to obtain evidence from? 

We would like to obtain evidence from a wide range of women who have experienced sexual harassment while working in the political environment, including  

  • Those working/ volunteering in the parliamentary estate, 
  • Those working/ volunteering within political party structures. This includes volunteers, unpaid interns 
  • Those whose work or voluntary activity involves working alongside politicians or party workers 
  • MPs

How will the process of giving evidence work? 

You can agree to take part in the project by completing the consent form at the end of this document and returning it to testimony@fawcettsociety.org.uk

Download the consent form here: Reforming Parliament sexual harassment information document FINAL AUG 18