A STRONGER, FAIRER BRITAIN WITH REAL OPPORTUNITY

What is the Conservative Party doing for women? Well, we believe in equality and that means gender equality. 

That is why we are taking action to make sure that all women have the opportunity to succeed and that no woman is left behind.

Getting more women into work

9. The rate of women in work is at a record high.

8. We introduced gender pay gap reporting so companies have to say if they are paying men and women different amounts.

7. And now the gender pay gap is at a record low.

6. Changes to the State Pension mean over 3 million women will receive an average of £11 more per week by 2030.

 

Women's economic empowerment

5. We are investing £5 million in returnships, helping women back into work after long career breaks.

4. And we are helping to fund the most vulnerable women return to work when they are ready, with a £600,00 fund.

 

Protecting the most vulnerable women and girls in the UK

3. We have published the landmark Domestic Abuse Bill to protect women and girls; formally defining for the first time the many forms of abuse and providing greater support for victims in the court system.

2. Over £100 million of funding is committed between 2016 and 2020 to tackle violence against women and girls.

 

And supporting women and girls around the world

News

NEW DEAL FOR BRITAIN

The Prime Minister this morning set out our ‘New Deal’, an ambitious economic strategy to rebuild Britain across the UK, putting jobs, skills and infrastructure investment at the heart of our economic recovery post-coronavirus, and delivering on our manifesto pledges to level up the entire countr

MP WELCOMES SUSSEX POLICE FUNDING BOOST

Maria Caulfield MP has welcomed news that Sussex Police will receive an extra £22.2 million to tackle crime and keep our streets safe – an increase of 7.7% from last year.

GETTING BREXIT DONE

Last night Parliament backed the Prime Minister’s Brexit Deal at its Third Reading, building on our overwhelming mandate to get Brexit done by 31 January and unleash Britain’s potential.

OFF TO THE POLLS

The Country will be heading to the polls on 12th December. I have only been Lewes' MP for four years and at the last election I stood on a platform that I would deliver the best Brexit possible for constituents.

SUSSEX POLICING UPDATE

An update from the Sussex Police and Crime Commissioner, Katy Bourne OBE on the Gatwick drone investigation and on more police officers arriving to serve the county.

VETERANS' AFFAIRS OFFICE WELCOMED BY MP

Lewes MP Maria Caulfield has welcomed the launch of the Office of Veterans’ Affairs. The newly launched Office for Veterans’ Affairs inside the Cabinet Office will be staffed by officials from the Cabinet Office and Ministry of Defence (and others as necessary).

SUPPORTING OUR FARMING COMMUNITIES

A report from the Sussex Police and Crime Commissioner following her meeting with local members of the National Farmers Union and the High Sheriff of West Sussex for a discussion about rural policing.

MP WELCOMES VETERANS' AFFAIRS OFFICE

The newly created Office for Veterans’ Affairs inside the Cabinet Office will be staffed by officials from the Cabinet Office and Ministry of Defence (and others as necessary).

NEW CABINET ANNOUNCED

The Prime Minister has unveiled his Cabinet for Modern Britain, appointing Ministers who will get Brexit done by 31st October and ensure our NHS, schools and police get the attention they deserve.