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International Women's Day 2021

March 8, 2021 7:33 AM

On International Women's Day, we observe and celebrate the incredible contributions of women in every corner of the world, workplace and society. Today, we celebrate the women pushing and redefining boundaries, defying stereotypes and shattering glass ceilings.

Founded on the 8th March 1911, individuals and organisations continue to proudly unite to observe and promote the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. International Women's Day not only helps to shine a spotlight on women's rights issues, but it is a crucial reminder of the work that lies ahead and why we all need to play our part to strive and fight for women's rights and gender parity.

In recognition of International Women's Day 2021, we wanted to take the opportunity to introduce you to the passionate women who make up the majority of the Skipton and Ripon Liberal Democrats Constituency Executive Committee. These remarkable women are a vital part of our Executive, our work and the Liberal Democrats as a whole.

To the women who have come before, the trailblazers of today, and those on their way - thank you and happy International Women's Day 2021.

IWD 2021

Why are we Liberal Democrats?

Barbara Brodigan

Barbara Brodigan

Judith Hooper

Judith Hooper

"I believe in respect, social justice and collaboration as well as a real urgency to do what we can to tackle climate change. So, the Liberal Democrats at present is my only home."

Angela Hosie

Angela Hosie

"I am a Liberal Democrat because I want to fight for an inclusive and fairer, more equal society that treats everyone with respect and dignity."

Gwen Jessop

Gwen Jessop

Karen Mayo

Karen Mayo

"I am a Liberal Democrat because I want our country to be a place of fairness where everyone has an equal opportunity to grow without fear of poverty, injustice or discrimination."

Lynne Primmer

Lynne Primmer

"I'm a Lib Dem because the Lib Dem principles of equality, fairness, social justice, being green and the like fit in nicely with my views. I continue to fight for these views and I'm very angry when successive Governments do not understand and basically are not interested in, the needs of a large proportion of our society."

Kate Ward

Kate Ward

"I have worked with children and families for over 40 years, many of them vulnerable and suffering poverty. I know that the pandemic will leave a legacy of physical and mental health problems, and social and educational inequality for these families. I am a Liberal Democrat because they are the only party I trust to prioritise and address poverty and inequality in our society."

Sian Wheal

Sian Wheal

Michelle Winthrop

Michelle Winthrop

"The Liberal Democrats have always been progressive in campaigning for issues that affect women's lives."