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Labour Women’s Parliamentary Staff Network

Email: LWPSN@parliament.uk

(All virtual @12.30pm and joining details sent out to the network via email)

*Please note timings are approximates and some sessions may be subject to change

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March 2021

Thursday 4th | 6pm | Compassion in Politics | 1 hour (approx) 

Join us for a session with Jennifer Nadel, Co-director for Compassion in Politics, focusing on looking after your own wellbeing and gaining the tools and strategies to prevent burn out in a high pressured working environment. Jennifer Nadel is a qualified barrister, author, political strategist, activist and award-winning television journalist. She has reported for the BBC, Channel Four News and was ITN’s Home Affairs editor. Compassion in Politics is a cross-party organisation working to put compassion, inclusion, and cooperation at the heart of politics. More information on the organisation can be found here: https://www.compassioninpolitics.com/ ​

*This is a cross-party session open to all women working for MPs and Peers from all political parties. 

Tuesday 9th | 12.30pm | David Lammy MP | 40 mins (approx) 

David Lammy is the Labour MP for Tottenham, Shadow Lord Chancellor and Shadow Secretary of State for Justice. Join us for an interactive discussion with David who will be sharing his experiences in front line politics and answering questions on a range of topics. We’re delighted to be partnering with the Labour BAME Staffers Network for this event.

Tuesday 23rd | 12.30pm | UK Women’s Budget Group | 45 mins (approx) 

We are delighted to be joined by Dr Mary-Ann Stephenson, Director of the UK Women’s Budget Group, who will be talking to us about the principles of feminist economics and gender budget analysis in the month when we are expecting a budget statement from the Chancellor of the Exchequer. There will be ample time for questions.

 

April 2021

Thursday 22nd | 12.30pm | Carolyn Harris MP and Rt Hon Andrea Leadsom MP | 1 hour (approx) 

Join us for this unique cross-party meeting for women working for MPs and Peers examining cross-party working to progress legislation through Parliament and the difference that can be made by working together across the political divide. We are delighted to be joined by Carolyn Harris, the Labour MP for Swansea East and Deputy Leader of Welsh Labour, and Andrea Leadsom, the Conservative MP for South Northamptonshire, former Leader of the House of Commons and Lord President. There will be ample time for questions. Don’t miss it!

*This is a cross-party session open to all women working for MPs and Peers from all political parties. 

Tuesday 27th | 12.30pm | Women in local government | 1 hour (approx)

We are delighted to bring you a councillors panel discussion on women in local government where attendees will learn more about what you need to do to stand for selection, what it’s like to be a councillor, how to survive the election campaign and more! We are thrilled to be running this event in partnership with the Labour Women’s Network and Fabian Councillors Network. We will be hearing from Cllr Naushabah Khan, Labour and Co-operative Councillor at Medway Council, Cllr Josie Channer, Labour Councillor at Barking and Dagenham Council and other women to be announced.