Women and Equalities Committee


The Women and Equalities Committee is a select committee of the House of Commons in the Parliament of the United Kingdom. It was established following the 2015 general election to examine the expenditure, administration and policy of the Government Equalities Office on equalities (sex, age, race, sexual orientation, disability and transgender/gender identity) issues.

The committee has faced criticism for its name and in 2017 Conservative MP Philip Davies said it should be renamed the "Equalities Committee".[1]


As of December 2021, the membership of the committee is as follows:[2][3]

Member Party Constituency
Caroline Nokes MP (Chairman) Conservative Romsey and Southampton North
Theo Clarke MP Conservative Stafford
Elliot Colburn MP Conservative Carshalton and Wallington
Philip Davies MP Conservative Shipley
Alex Davie-Jones MP Labour Pontypridd
Caroline Dinenage MP Conservative Gosport
Jackie Doyle-Price MP Conservative Thurrock
Kim Johnson MP Labour Liverpool, Riverside
Anne McLaughlin MP Scottish National Party Glasgow North East
Kate Osborne MP Labour Jarrow
Bell Ribeiro-Addy MP Labour Streatham

See also


  1. ^ "Tory MP Philip Davies says 'women and equalities committee' should be renamed to remove reference to women". The Independent. 2 February 2017.
  2. ^ "Women and Equalities Committee - Membership - Committees - UK Parliament". committees.parliament.uk. Retrieved 6 September 2020.
  3. ^ "Committees". hansard.parliament.uk. UK Hansard. 14 December 2021. Retrieved 20 December 2021. That Lee Anderson be discharged from the Women and Equalities Committee and Caroline Dinenage be added

External links

  • Official website
  • membership