Labour must stand side by side with women
27 Sep 2011
Female voters have been betrayed by the coalition. Labour must stop the clock being turned back.
Rarely can there have been a group of voters who swung so far so fast. Polls suggest the drop in women's support for the Conservative party has been dramatic since the election. The quiet crisis Ed Miliband describes as affecting families across the country is hitting women hardest and the government knows it. As the Downing Street memo uncovered by this paper confirms, they have a problem. But the pressures and politics of women's lives create three important challenges for Labour too.