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Good Luck to all Conservative Women Candidates!

CWO Here's to all the fabulous, amazing, talented women we have standing in the General Election - especially all those that have come through CWO Development! They've been out with newborn babies, broken FitBit records, got drenched and sunburnt, put up with abuse and threats - and have come through smiling. It's still not 100 years since women got the vote, so every one of them need to be applauded for

CWO Forum Report: Empowering Women to Work

CWO CWO Forum: Empowering Women to Work at Any Stage and Any Age Tuesday November 15th 2016 Committee Room 14  The House of Commons On the panel were: Flick Drummond MP (Chair) – Member of Parliament for Portsmouth South and Chair of the Women and Work APPG Damian Hinds MP – Minister of Employment at the Department of Work and Pensions

Congratulations to Theresa May

CWO The congratulations of everyone in the CWO go to the Rt Hon Theresa May MP, who today became the Conservative Party Leader and will become Prime Minister on Wednesday 12th July 2016. As only our second woman Prime Minister - both Conservatives - we celebrate that she is indeed a woman but also that she's the 'best man for the job'. Theresa will be a formidable PM, and is more than capable in negotiating with the EU over Brexit. Since entering parliame

International Women's Day 2016

CWO Today I'm handing over the 'keys' of the CWO to the incoming Chairman, Julie Iles, with mixed feelings.   I was first was elected Chair in 2011, and in the past 5 years there's been good news, encouraging news and 'That's really still happening in the 21st century?' news.   Let's start with the good news: As of the 2015 election, violent crime was down by 23%; there was better help for rape victims; and new Internet c

New National Officer Team

CWO Following a very successful conference discussing 'A Woman's Place is...', where we heard from Zac Goldsmith MP, and Rt Hon Nicky Morgan MP amongst others, the national CWO AGM confirmed the election of the following officers for 2016/2017: President: Niki MolnarChairman: Julie Iles (pictured above)Deputy Chairman: Sophie StrattonDeputy Chairman: Alexia RoeDeputy Chairman: Barbara PostlesRoles are for the 2016/2017

Forum Report: What is a Modern Family?

CWO What Is A Modern Family?Tuesday 19th January 2016, House of CommonsSpeakers:Tim Loughton MP, East Worthing and Shoreham, Former Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Children and FamiliesDr Samantha Callan, Research and Policy Expert, currently Parliame