Fawcett Society: Labour Women – Job Done, or Just Begun? – 25 September 2018 (Liverpool)

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Date: 25 September 2018
Time: 17:30 – 18:30
Location: Merseyside Maritime Museum, Albert Dock, Liverpool, L3 4AQ
Cost: Free

The Fawcett Society and the Fabian Women’s Network invite you to the Labour Party Conference fringe event. The panel will discuss the experiences of women within the party, and ask what more Labour can do to support the women in its ranks.

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