MP for Basingstoke, Maria Miller has been elected Chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Women in Parliament.
The All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Women in Parliament brings together MPs and peers to discuss, campaign on and promote increasing the number of women in Parliament in all parties, to support women in Parliament and those standing for public office.
Maria said, “I believe that having more women in elected office helps to improve politics locally and nationally. I am the first woman to be elected to Parliament in North Hampshire, the 265th woman ever to be elected as an MP and the 38th ever to be appointed as a Cabinet Minister.
All the evidence shows that diversity delivers better decision making. I want to see more women in Westminster, more women staying as MPs for longer and ensuring Westminster is a good place to work as a woman, to ensure we have a representative Parliament.
I am delighted to have been elected by my cross-party colleagues to chair the APPG on Women in Parliament and look forward to working with other parliamentarians.”