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NGOEmily's List UK
AddressEmily's List UK, Garden Cottage, The Street, Oaksey, Malmesbury, Wiltshire, SN16 9TG
Telephone
Emailcontact@emilyslist.org.uk
Websitewww.emilyslist.org.uk
Background InformationEmily's List UK exists to give financial support to women seeking to be Parliamentary candidates for the British Labour party, in order to increase the overall representation of women in British politics. Established in the UK by Barbara Follett, the idea of Emily's List was originally pioneered by the United States' Democratic party, in 1985, when female representation in Congress was at a particularly low ebb. The name is an acronym of Early Money is Like Yeast (it makes the dough rise). Sources: www.emilyslist.org; www.emilyslist.org.uk; Barberis et al Encyclopedia of British and Irish Political Organizations 2000 p277
Year Created1993
Other Names / Antecedent Bodies
Related OrganisationsBritish Labour party
KeywordsEquality, discrimination and prejudice; Gender; Politics and political ideologies.
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