Stand For Public Office #AskHerToStand

51% of the population are women but there are not enough women in positions of influence. Women and Men are absolutely equal but our experiences are often different. It is vital that Parliament and those in public office represent the widest range of experiences in order to reflect the world we live in today. For more information please contact

So, whoever you are, you probably have many skills that you haven’t even considered and have a lot to offer. Consider this your chance to play a key role in shaping a modern Britain… your chance to play your part! Join the CWO Today and tick which elected role you are interested in.

CWO offers support, networking and skills development through our CWO Development courses, our CWORegional teams, in Associations and with our individual mentors.

In 2015 55% of the new female MPs had attended our CWO development courses. Of those who used CWO Development to aim for public office, over 95% passed their PAB.  They are recommended by the and by Women2Win and by many MPs. Click here to find out more.

Studies have shown that women often wait to be asked, while men put themselves forward

Women often wait until they are 110% ready, while men go forward at 60%

Women exclude themselves while men include themselves.

Mims Davies MP 2015
Mims Davies, MP

“As a local councillor I found myself increasingly interested in politics and national government. But it was becoming CWO Southern Region Chairman ..which ultimately made me recognise my value as a Conservative Candidate”


Ask Her To Stand

#AskHerToStand is for all political groups and followed by:

  • Conservative Womens Organisation
  • Women2Win
  • The Conservative Party
  • Fawcett Society
  • 50:50 Parliament
  • The Parliament Project and many many more.

SO Ask a Woman to Stand, and be part of the #Askhertostand campaign.

Katy Bourne OBE
Katy Bourne, Police Crime Commissionaire

“the CWO is a fantastic organisation to whom I turn to again and again for policy discussions, canvassing and getting me selected as the candidate!”

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