Over 70 Registered for Women into Politics Workshop

Comhairle nan Eilean Siar and Elect Her are reminding the public that an online workshop will take place tomorrow, Tuesday 18th January, to inform and encourage women in the Western Isles to stand in the upcoming Local Government elections in May 2022.

The online workshop will take place at 7pm with representatives from Elect Her, an organisation working to motivate, support and equip women to stand for political office, present to provide advice and answer questions.

Chief Executive of Comhairle nan Eilean Siar, Malcolm Burr, said: “This workshop, which the Comhairle is running in partnership with Elect Her, is a fantastic opportunity for women who may be considering standing in their ward to learn more about the work of the Council, the support which is available to councillors and to hear about the experiences of former female councillors in the Western Isles. We have been very pleased by the numbers registering, with over 70 to date, and very much look forward to the workshop.

“The COVID pandemic has seen a huge uptake in the use of online services such as Microsoft Teams, and of technology in general, for meetings and general work practices. This will continue to make participation in meetings ever easier which should be encouraging to candidates from all backgrounds and situations, including women, to participate in the democratic process.”

The workshop will take place on Microsoft Teams and a link is provided to those who have registered. If anyone is interested in attending, this is the last reminder to register for the event now by visiting EventBrite: Women into Politics - Western Isles Tickets, Tue 18 Jan 2022 at 19:00 | Eventbrite