Jessica Morden Jessica Morden - Labour MP for Newport East, Shadow Deputy Leader of the House of Commons and PPS to Keir Starmer
Yesterday was budget day and also international women’s day. There was little good news in the budget to redress the fact that since 2010, 86% of the budget cuts have come from women. There was no news for the WASPI women who continue to fight the injustice which means that over 3,000 Newport East women are still no further forward.
Women MPs marked the fact that 456 women have now been elected to Parliament ever, finally 1 more than the current number of male MP’s in the current Parliament alone. I am the 283rd woman to be elected to Parliament, and the first, and only, woman to be elected to any constituency in Gwent. More progress must be made.