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50:50 Equality Day Hustings Video and 16 April Meeting



50:50 Equality Day - If you missed the event you can see a film of the Hustings event in the afternoon. The audience was pleased to hear from 

representatives of 6 political parties what their parties would do for women if elected to government on 7th May.  The Parties were: the Conservatives, the Greens, Labour, Liberal Democrats, the Trades Union Social Coalition/Left Unity Party and UKIP. 

We gave the candidates three questions in advance - and filmed their three minute responses.
You can view these now and make your mind up on which party will serve women's interests best. The candidates were introduced by our Chair Yvonne Atkinson - their answers strictly timed thanks to Carol Steele and Yvonne.
How did each candidate do? Have you heard these three important issues addressed anywhere else?



Click link below to view on Or YouTube or on Vimeo

Equality Day






Next Meeting 16th April Torquay


Meeting will be at St Matthias’ Church Centre Babbacombe Road Torquay TQ1 1 HW Tel 01803 214175. Click for MapMeet at 6.15 pm for a social.  Forum kicks off  at 6.30 p.m. For a lift from Exeter email to request a lift


      Draft Agenda
  • Feedback from the 50:50 event (including financial)
  • What can we do as a result of the event to take FD forward?
  • Report on Hustings film and what  has been done and what else  do we want to do with it?
  • What should we do with editing  the film of the rest of the event and interviews?
  • The future of FD in the light of discussions with Fawcett Society.
  • Preparation for  May AGM ; how do we communicate roles we want filled etc e.g. Co-oordinator, Treasurer; service contract with DCC on equality and diversity advice?  Do we want to seek roles elsewhere? How do we seek volunteers to come forward. What support will they be given? How will they report to the group? Who will do what to organise the AGM and write role descriptions?
  • Can we afford to, should we pay for a support person to support post holders?
  • Financial policy – where are we now on this and and the adoption of funding priorities/seeking applicants?
  • Request for funding from East Devon for restoration of portait of Juanita Maxwell Phillips
  • Emails what do we want to do re monitoring and sending emails after the AGM?
  • Help with communication (website and newsletter facebook twitter etc)
  • Programme of speakers and events for rest of the year
  • AOB
  • Location date and time of AGM 18th May 


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