Labour launched a voter registration campaign at a meeting in Gadebridge Community Centre on Wednesday evening.
There are 71,300 women living in Dacorum and Labour aims to get all of them who are of voting age to the ballot box on May 7.
25% of small business owners in Hemel are women and 25% of new business start-ups are women (Source Barclays Insights) making Government policies that support family friendly policies are vital to maintain growth in Hemel.
At the last General Election in 2010 over 9 million women failed to register for the vote meaning they could have the potential to hold the balance of power.
Vanessa Mitchell and Angela Terry are Labour’s candidates in Gadebridge. The campaign was launched at a meet the candidates meeting with Tony Breslin, Labour’s prospective parliamentary candidate.
Vanessa Mitchell said:
The Conservatives have announced plans which the Office of Budget Responsibility say will take levels public service spending to levels not seen since the 1930s. That means the closure of more services that women and families rely on. My advice is register to vote get down the ballot box.”
Angela Terry said:
Women were hardest hit with cuts in child benefit and tax credits which we could have avoided if enough of us were on the electoral register and managed to vote. Labour has promised 25 hours a week free childcare and more time of and better pay for dads on paternity.”
Tony Breslin, Labour’s PPC for Hemel Hempstead, said:
“The only person who will benefit from women staying away from the ballot box is David Cameron who famously has a ‘problem with women’”.