General Election – Pledges from Candidates

As part of the Domestic and Sexual Violence campaigns which includes Women’s Aid Integrated Services (WAIS), Nottinghamshire Rape Crisis Centre, Equation and POW Nottingham we contacted candidates in this years General election to ask them about their views on addressing violence against Women and Girls locally.

We asked Candidates:
  1. Will you take the Women’s Aid’s Pledge for this General Election? The Pledge sets out how candidates can Hear Her, See Her, and Support Her. I have attached more information about the Pledge, which also includes information on domestic abuse, why it is a pressing issue for your future constituency, and the work of Women’s Aid. Can I count on you to Hear Her, See Her and Support Her if you are elected as our MP? See the Women’s Aid Pledge here.
  1. Will you tell us how else you intend to defend women’s rights and reduce the financial, social and political inequalities still present in society?

See our full letter to candidates here.


Click to read the responses of each candidate.

Nottingham North – Kirsty Jones -Green Party

Nottingham South – David Hollas – UKIP

Sherwood – Becky Thomas – Liberal Democrats

Gedling – Vernon Coaker – Labour

Rushcliffe – Richard Mallender – Green Party

We contacted all candidates standing in Nottingham North, Nottingham South, Nottingham East, Gedling, Broxtowe, Rushcliffe, Sherwood, Newark, Ashfield, Bassetlaw and Mansfield. All answers have been shared without editing.

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Million Women Rise – coach tickets on sale

We’ve organised a coach to the annual Million Women Rise march taking place in London on 11th March 2017.

This year is the tenth anniversary of the march, an annual show of strength and solidarity by women, in protest against all forms of male violence towards women.

Coach tickets are available from reception for £15 / £10 concessions. If you can go, but still want to support, consider sponsoring a seat for a woman who might not otherwise be able to go.

Our local Million Women Rise organiser, Shellboy, is holding a fundraising event at the Centre on Tuesday 14th February – an alternative valentine’s meal.  Food will be served from 4:30pm – 7pm in exchange for a donation towards the coach. Come along to this one off social eating event and support a brilliant cause.

See a snippet from last year’s event: