Jo Swinson to take part in Marie-Claire election debate at 10am tomorrow

jo_swinsonAt 10am tomorrow, 11 February, our Jo Swinson will be one of five panellists taking part in an hour long Twitter election debate run by Marie Claire magazine. Here’s an extract from their blog about it:

A third of us still have no idea who to vote for in the general election in May, so many of us won’t vote at all. To help us work out who should get our valuable, individual votes, Marie Claire has invited five of the most powerful women in politics to take part in a live Twitter Election Debate. Gloria de PieroJustine GreeningJo SwinsonCaroline Lucas and Suzanne Evans will explain what their parties can do for us. In turn, we want you to fire your toughest questions at them, via a live Twitter Election Debate. If it matters to you, it matters to them.

Their profile of Jo says:

The Minister for Women and Equalities and Employment Relations and Consumer Affairs has been the MP for East Dunbartonshire since 2005. Last year, she garnered publicity for criticising a rule banning women from breastfeeding in the House of Commons. As part of her role, she oversees women and growth, women on boards and LGBT strategy. Jo was instrumental in delivering the upcoming introduction of shared paternity leave.

If you have a question for Jo or any or all of the other panellists, you should tweet it to @marieclaireuk using #MCElection.

We’ll be covering the event tomorrow on our Twitter feed and later on the site.

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  • Eddie Sammon 10th Feb '15 - 6:40pm

    I think these events are productive. Labour’s “Women to Women” campaign strikes fear into me and I don’t fear a campaign unless I think it is going to win votes for another party.

    Labour’s effort with Lib Dem principles would be a winning combination. We are rooting for you, Jo.

  • @Eddie
    “Labour’s ‘Women to Women’ campaign strikes fear into me and I don’t fear a campaign unless I think it is going to win votes for another party.”

    You are probably worrying unnecessarily.Though Labour’s campaign is intended to highlight issues such as childcare and domestic violence, the media have decided the most important thing about it is… the colour of a minibus :-

    Would a “man to man” campaign using a blue bus cause this kind of fuss? Please discuss… on second thoughts, don’t!

    I really don’t think you need to worry about issues having much influence in this election, Eddie.

  • Neil Sandison 11th Feb '15 - 4:15pm

    You have to be fair at least its a pink van and not a white van and there are no flags in sight.

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