The Labour Party is still yet to see a woman as leader, despite its historic commitment to feminism and equal rights. So many incredible women comprise the shadow cabinet, the back benches and all levels of the party, that it should not be long until Labour finally – and very belatedly – elects a woman as leader. So many amazing women MPs broke through in this year’s leadership and deputy leadership contest and their presence in the party and within parliament will no doubt be felt in the years to come.
The feature image shows a scene from a Labour Party conference. A panel of people are sat in front of a red backdrop, which reads ‘Labour’, ‘winning the fight for Britain’s future’, along with the party’s logo, a rose. Photograph by Adrian Scottow, used under the Creative Commons license.
The next image is the official photograph of Doctor Rosena Allin-Khan MP. She wears a white jacket over a red top and smiles directly at the camera. Photograph by Chris McAndrew, used under the Creative Commons license.
The next photograph is of Lisa Nandy MP. It is taken side-on and shows her smiling off into the distance. Photograph by Kevin Walsh, used under the Creative Commons license.
The final photograph shows Angela Rayner MP at the 2016 Labour Party conference, stood in front of a red backdrop. She wears a lime green jacket and is smiling off into the distance. Photograph by Rwendland, used under the Creative Commons license.