Politics

Breaking UK politics news, including features and opinion pieces.

Westminster

Senior MPs are calling for “radical action” after Westminster sexual misconduct claims

Posted by
Lauren Geall
  • Labour deputy leader Angela Rayner
    Politics

    What that sexist smear campaign against Angela Rayner actually reveals

  • This is Not For Clients by Yarli Allison and Letizia Miro
    Politics

    These 6 powerful images will change the way you think about sex work

  • Home Secretary Priti Patel
    Politics

    “Deeply problematic”: campaigners react to Priti Patel’s decision not to make misogyny a hate crime

Latest Stories

nationality-and-borders-bill-asylum-uk
Politics

“I fled to the UK and endured slavery, but my story could have been much worse”

The bill has one last reading in the House of Lords before it is etched into UK law.

Posted by
Lauren Crosby Medlicott
Published
Boris Johnson
Politics

Did Boris Johnson really just try to gaslight us all at PMQs yesterday?

The prime minister has come under criticism on social media for failing to properly address his role in the “partygate” scandal during yesterday’s PMQs.

Posted by
Lauren Geall
Published
People gather at Trafalgar square to protest the violence against women in London, United Kingdom on April 3, 2021.
Politics

Why Stylist is writing to Priti Patel again about male violence against women

And how you can get involved.

Posted by
Moya Crockett
Published
violence against women mural Dublin by Emmalene
Politics

The government wants to start a conversation about misogyny? Here’s what it needs to know

The Home Office is planning a campaign challenging misogyny and violence against women – but if it gets it wrong, it could do more harm than good.

Posted by
Moya Crockett
Published
Posted by
Sophie Gallagher
Published

“I fell apart”: why image-based sexual abuse is still going unpunished

Women still find themselves caught in loopholes and unable to make claims of harassment.

tampon-tax-fund
Politics

“The Tampon Tax Fund has come to an end, but the work is far from over”

Campaigner Laura Coryton explains why female-focused charities face uncertainty now the Tampon Tax Fund has closed.

Posted by
Laura Coryton
Published
Rishi Sunak holding up the budget briefcase outside 10 Downing Street
Politics

The crucial detail that was missing from Rishi Sunak’s autumn Budget

Despite Sunak’s upbeat tone, the Budget failed to address a number of key issues.

Posted by
Lauren Geall
Published
Universal Credit cuts women
Politics

Eat or turn the heat on: the devastating choices women on Universal Credit face this winter

A week after the government scrapped a £20-a-week uplift to Universal Credit, we explore what impact the decision will have on women.

Posted by
Alex Sims
Published
A woman holds a sign that reads "Abortion is healthcare"
Politics

19 powerful images from yesterday’s Women’s March for abortion rights

Protestors took to the streets across the US and in London to challenge the introduction of new laws in Texas.

Posted by
Lauren Geall
Published
The silhouette of a young woman
Politics

The Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill will put vulnerable young women at risk, say experts

A new report has warned that the bill could push vulnerable young women into the criminal justice system.

Posted by
Lauren Geall
Published
A woman walking on the street at dusk
Politics

The government has launched a consultation on street safety – and it wants to hear your experiences

The Department for Transport is looking for women and girls to share their stories.

Posted by
Lauren Geall
Published
Posted by
Kristina Murkett
Published

“Simplifying complicated issues can be tricky”: the problem with social media infographics

They can gain thousands of likes and get wider audiences discussing social injustice, but is the rise of Instagram infographics a good thing?

Jess Phillips MP
Politics

Jess Phillips MP wants to tear down the barriers that keep ‘normal people’ out of politics

“The greatest lie that ever got told was that you don’t have any power”

Posted by
Stylist Team
Published
sarah everard vigil
Politics

Our campaign challenging male violence against women just scored its first big win

The government just agreed to the central demand of Stylist’s #AFearlessFuture initiative – but there’s more work to be done.

Posted by
Moya Crockett
Published
jess phillips mp
Politics

Jess Phillips on what she wants to see in the government’s new violence against women strategy

"Violence against women and girls has to be a political priority for absolutely every department that it touches."

Posted by
Fiona Cowood
Published
Rape review report
Politics

If the government wants to stop rape, it must invest in challenging rape myths

“This is a systemic problem that’s rooted in victim-blaming, rape myths and stereotypes.”

Posted by
Moya Crockett
Published
windrush comp
Politics

Windrush Day 2021: how a routine passport application turned one family’s world upside down

“Despite both Sekeena and her daughter being born in the UK, they had to justify their citizenship.”

Posted by
Carly Lewis-Oduntan
Published
woman looking out of window
Politics

“We are deeply ashamed”: the government admits to failing rape survivors

In a landmark report, the government has apologised for letting down rape victims in England and Wales.

Posted by
Moya Crockett
Published
Posted by
Kajal Odedra
Published

How to become an activist and make the change you want to see in the world

From Change.org UK’s executive director.

Woman campaigning against violence
Politics

The domestic abuse bill has finally passed – but what does that actually mean for women?

Campaigners have responded to the new act.

Posted by
Hollie Richardson
Published