Only 32% of women make up the majority of MPs in the Parliament. It has been a huge difference when it comes to male MPs in Parliament. TRUE Solicitors, who are experts in accident at work claims, would help you look at strong women of the yesteryears and present in order to gain knowledge on how they have influenced politics and initiated the law that we have been following presently.
Prior to we begin, let us understand the fight that women all over the nation took part in to ensure they were heard. It would be pertinent to mention here that politicians would not hear voices that they cannot hear. Through hardships faced and determination, women have made significant difference to some below mentioned laws.
The Transport Act of 1968
Barbara Castle, who remained in office from 1965 to 1968, has made significant changes to the transportation matters in UKs Parliament. She introduced law for installation of seatbelts in vehicles. However, initially the front seat belts were installed after law was enacted in 1983 and later in 1989; the rear seat belts came into existence. She also introduced breathalyser for drunken driving and 70mph speed limit on motorways.
Preventing and Combating Violence Against Women and Domestic Violence Act 2017
Theresa May ensured to bring the law into force where victims being interrogated by abusers in court. It would reduce the risk of police authorities to deal inconsistently with such cases.
Marriage Act (Same Sex Couples)
Lynne Featherstone, when acting as Liberal Democrat Minister for Equalities in 2010 introduced civil marriages for same-sex couples. The legislation passed in January 2013 would not possible without her assistance.
Domestic, Crime and Victims Bill 2004
Vera Baird was popular in her party from 2001 to 2010. Her efforts ensured that common assault should be deemed a crime, enabling the police to arrest the guilty person at the crime scene.