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Face to Face Videos

In addition to our regular Women's Parliamentary Radio Audio interviews, we will also be broadcasting Video interviews with women MPs of all parties.

Select a title from the list below to play that video.
The player starts with our report on the suffragette Emily Wilding Davison. By clicking on the other reports you can watch these in the same player.


Emily Wilding Davison Emily Wilding Davison A film by Barbara Gorna.
International Women's Day Debate International Women's Day Debate Jo Swinson MP.
Women and The Vote Women and The Vote Report by Deborah McGurran.
Dawn Butler MP Dawn_Butler_MP Interviewed by Boni Sones.
Jo Swinson MP Jo_Swinson_MP Interviewed by Deborah McGurran.
Theresa May MP Theresa_May_MP Interviewed by Deborah McGurran.
Lorely Burt MP Lorely_Burt_MP Interviewed by Anne Garvey.
Channel 4 Political Awards Channel 4 Political Awards WP Radio featured in Democracy Awards.

 


Details of our video interviews and reports...


2008 - Women and The Vote Emily Wilding Davison
To celebrate International Women's Day 09 Film maker Barbara Gorna has kindly allowed Women's Parliamentary Radio to show HER film on the life and tragic death of the suffragette Emily Wilding Davison, the only suffragette to die for the cause. The former Speaker of the House of Commons Betty Boothroyd and the former Labour MP Tony Benn, tell Barbara why Emily's life is so important to them today, over 90 years since women first got the vote in Britain. The film shows the scarf Emily wore when she was knocked unconcious at Epsom races. That scarf is now on display in a special permanent exhibition in the House of Commons thanks to women MPs of today across party and Barbara. THANKS to Barbara and good luck with her movie on Emily.

2008 - Women and The Vote International Women's Day
It is now 90 years since the Representation of the People Act gave women over 30 the right to vote. Women's Parliamentary Radio in partnership with the Electoral Reform Society, the Centre for Women & Democracy, Engender, the Fawcett Society, the Hansard Society has launched a new campaign: ‘2008: Women & the Vote’.

At the launch of the campaign by the Electoral Reform Society in Westminster the leading suffragettes Emily Wilding Davison and Millicent Fawcett were remembered too. Deborah McGurran has this report.

2008 - Women and The Vote 2008: Women & the Vote
It is now 90 years since the Representation of the People Act gave women over 30 the right to vote. Women's Parliamentary Radio in partnership with the Electoral Reform Society, the Centre for Women & Democracy, Engender, the Fawcett Society, the Hansard Society has launched a new campaign: ‘2008: Women & the Vote’.

At the launch of the campaign by the Electoral Reform Society in Westminster the leading suffragettes Emily Wilding Davison and Millicent Fawcett were remembered too. Deborah McGurran has this report.

Lorely Burt MP Lorely Burt MP (LD) Solihull
A rare moment of breaking through the glass ceiling has occurred in
Westminster as three women have taken over the role as their Party Chair, Chairman, or even Chairwomen. Whatever title they have chosen to call themselves there's no doubt that Harriet Harman MP, the Chair of the Labour Party, Caroline Spelman MP, the Chairman of the Conservative Party, and Lorely Burt, the Chair of the Liberal Democrat Party are in the spotlight. WP Radio journalist Anne Garvey spoke to Lorely Burt, about the changes she would like to make on behalf of women.

Dawn Butler Dawn Butler MP (Lab) Brent South
Vice-Chair of the Labour Party (Youth).
Dawn Butler, MP was asked by the Prime Minister, Gordon Brown to second the Queen's Speech. She told parliamentarians:”Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus, and Members of Parliament are from a place not yet discovered”. However she is doing all she can to promote Westminster to young people, ethnic minorities and women. Boni Sones talked to her.

Jo Swinson Jo Swinson MP (LD) East Dunbartonshire
Shadow Minister for Women and Equalities.
Jo Swinson, MP is the youngest member of Parliament. At 27 she is determined to make her mark on Westminster by championing issues such as the pay gap, flexible working and the need for more women to come forward to stand as MPs for her Party. She talked to Deborah McGurran.

Theresa May Theresa May MP (Con) Maidenhead
Shadow Leader of the House and Shadow Minister for Women.
Theresa May, MP has a list of changes she wants to see introduced to improve women's lives in the UK and internationally. She has been an enthusiastic advocate of equality in all her roles in Westminster and has been at the forefront of the Conservative's “Women2Win” campaign. She talked to BBC journalist Deborah McGurran about them.
 

 

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