- Posted by: Valerie Vaz MP
- Category: News, Uncategorized
I was a member of the panel at a Sixth Form Question Time in St Margaret’s Church on Wednesday 17 October 2018. Schools from across the country took part.
The panel also included:
- Samira Ahmed – journalist and broadcaster.
- Mehreen Baig – presenter, activist and blogger.
- Caroline Criado Perez – writer, broadcaster and award-winning feminist campaigner.
- The Reverend Cannon Dr James Walters – Chaplain to the London School of Economics and founding director of the LSE Faith Centre.
- Anthony Zacharzewski – runs the Democratic Society, a citizen participation organisation based in Brussels and Manchester.
Some of the questions asked were:
- How can the composition of the House of Commons be made to represent the gender balance of the United Kingdom?
- How have acts of feminists in the past shaped how feminists act today?
- Has the increase in the use of direct democracy strengthened or weakened UK politics?