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Refusal to give MP maternity cover is a missed opportunity for more equitable parliament

By Roberta Guerrina, Professor of Politics and Director of the Gender Research Centre, University of Bristol, University of Bristol
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Parliaments and other legislative bodies are responsible for creating equality legislation – but does this apply to their own members? This is the question that British MP Stella Creasy is asking with her personal fight for maternity rights and parental leave.

Creasy ischallenging the decision of the UK’s Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority (IPSA) to not allow her…


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