100 Women: Theresa May has done huge damage to women, says Corbynista Dawn Butler

Dawn Butler, seen here with Jeremy Corbyn, criticised Theresa May this morning

Dawn Butler, seen here with Jeremy Corbyn, criticised Theresa May this morning

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Theresa May has done huge damage to women and girls with her policies, according to Labour's shadow women's minister Dawn Butler.

The Brent North MP, a key ally of Jeremy Corbyn, spoke to Julia Hartley-Brewer on the 100th anniversary of women being given the vote.

Butler said that, despite recent advances, "we don't have complete equality. It's something that we are striving and fighting still, and working towards."

The interviewee added that "Theresa May has done so much damage" by forcing the closure of women's refuges through her cuts, and changing the tax benefit system to help men.

When quizzed by Julia as to why Labour has never had a female leader, Butler admitted it was something for the party to work on, but added that Labour has more female MPs than all other parties combined.

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