The Liberal Democrats have published a consultation paper on women’s policy, covering issues like sex, money and safety.
As a consultation paper it’s all about questions not answers.
The questions range from the big picture – Can women really ‘have it all’? Can men? What is ‘it’ anyway and is it worth the effort? – to some interesting specifics. For example, How can we best enable mature women to get back into the labour market after a long break? and What alternatives to prison might be appropriate for female offenders?
The party will be holding a consultative session at the Lib Dem spring conference in Harrogate next month. That in turn will feed into detailed policy proposals for the main conference in September. But you don’t have to go to conference, or even be a Lib Dem to have your say.
I’m seeking views from women (and men!) in Islington on the consultation paper, and will feed them all into the policy-making process. So please email me – and if you’d like me to organise a meeting with you or your group to discuss the ideas, just let me know.