More women MPs are needed – but we shouldn’t force through new legislation

10 January 2017

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Margot Parker MEP, UKIP's women and equalities spokesman, has said more must be done to encourage women into politics. 

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Women should not suffer because of naivety of politicians

5 January 2017

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Reacting to reports of widespread sexual assaults on women on New Year's Eve in a number of European countries, UKIP's Women and Equalities spokesman Margot Parker MEP said:

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Margot Parker calls for pressure to be put on Saudi government to stop shocking treatment of children

3 January 2017

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Margot Parker, UKIP's women and equalities spokesman, has called for pressure to be put on Saudi Arabia to stop its horrendous treatment of children.

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Why we need to ratify legislation to stamp out honour killing, trafficking and other exploitation

19 December 2016

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UKIP spokesperson for Equality Margot Parker said the UK's ratification of the Istanbul Convention was long overdue but while the government has yet to ratify it, UK legislation already covers most aspects of the agreement.

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We cannot afford to let cultural sensitivities, political correctness or community intransigence to turn us from fighting FGM

12 December 2016

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Responding to research on male attitudes to female genital mutilation (FGM) undertaken by GAMS Belgium, Forward in the UK, the HIMILO Foundation and the Institute of Tropical Medicine in Antwerp, UKIP's spokesman for Women and Equalities Margot Parker MEP said: "This is important information and the findings make clear how important full engagement with both genders is necessary if we are to end the appalling and barbaric practice of FGM.

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Margot Parker speaks out on The Casey Review into opportunity and integration

5 December 2016

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Reacting to the publication of the Casey Review into opportunity and integration Margot Parker MEP, UKIP's Women and Equalities spokesman, said there were some long-overdue truths finally being brought into general public discourse.

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Margot named first UKIP spokesman for Women and Equalities

2 December 2016

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Margot Parker MEP said: "I am delighted to be named the first UKIP spokesman for Women and Equalities These important issues need to be promoted without patronising tokenism, virtue-signalling and political correctness.

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