Posted: Mon 8th Mar 2021

Alyn and Deeside Senedd candidate calls on women across North Wales to celebrate International Women’s Day

News and Info from Deeside, Flintshire, North Wales

An Alyn and Deeside candidate who is standing in the forthcoming Welsh Parliament election has called on women across North Wales to celebrate International Women’s Day.

International Women’s Day is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating gender equality.

Marked annually on March 8th, International Women’s Day (IWD) is also one of the most important days of the year to lobby for accelerated gender parity and fundraise for female-focused charities.

Abigail Mainon, the youngest female Conservative candidate to stand in the Senedd election which is due to take place in May, however the date is under constant review due to the pandemic.

Abigail is also Deputy Chairman of the Conservative Women’s Organisation in Wales, she said: “At a time when so many of us are unable to see the female role models in our lives, such as our Nans, Grans, Mums, Aunts, and Best-friends in person, it is more important than ever to celebrate them and women kind this International Women’s Day.

“Women across the UK have stepped up during this pandemic, whether it’s meeting the task of home schooling and online learning, juggling childcare and working from home, working on the frontline to keep the country going or fighting the pandemic head on in our amazing NHS and I would like to say thank you to you all.”

The Conservative Women’s Organisation (CWO) is one of the oldest women’s political organisations in the world and celebrated its 100th anniversary in 2019.

The CWO provides training, mentoring and speaking opportunities.

Encouraging and supporting women who wish to become involved at all levels of public life.

Abigail said “The Conservative Women’s Organisation in Wales is marking  IWD on Social Media posting inspirational video clips from Welsh female Tory MPs, MSs and candidates.”

“We will be attending an online event to mark the day hosted by Virginia Crosbie MP for Ynys Mon, and I have also been invited to join the Conservative Party Chairman Amanda Milling via zoom to celebrate female candidate’s achievements.”

She said: “I am keenly involved in helping my community I volunteer for a small local charity, I’m a volunteer counsellor at Childline in Prestatyn and I help on the frontline as a Covid-19 response volunteer at Deeside Vaccination Centre.”

“In these roles I work alongside some amazing, dedicated people and the difference made by their efforts and these organisations is tremendous, however there is still red tape and still so much more that can be done to improve lives across North Wales, and this change can only be made by taking your seat at the table. No more is politics a man’s world or an old boys club, we have a voice and we must use it.”

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