ISLE of Wight women interested in getting involved in politics can find out all about it next week.

A Zoom meeting at 7pm on Monday, run by Hannah Stevens from The Parliament Project, will encourage Island women to get involved in local government.

The Parliament Project is aimed at motivating, supporting and equipping women to run for political office in the UK.

It is non-partisan and focuses on practical, hands-on training and support.

However, while the project is aimed primarily at women, the session on Monday will be open to all and can be accessed using these details: Zoom Meeting ID 853 8600 1693 Passcode 517016 , or this link: Join Parliament Project Zoom meeting.

Hannah Stevens is the director of the Parliament Project.

Hannah said: “Wherever you are on your political journey, we have something for you!

"We run online workshops to demystify the process for women wanting to get involved in politics and online peer support circles to support women's political ambitions more deeply.

"We are creating a groundswell of women entering politics to ultimately achieve 51% female representation in all spheres of government across Britain.

"I am greatly looking forward to the session on Monday and discussing the work of the Project with people from the Island.”

In addition to the session on Monday the Parliament Project is running many other workshops that people can register to join for free.

On Wednesday, February 24, there is a session specifically to encourage women to get involved in town and parish councils.

Details can be found on their website at or via this link Parliament Project workshops

The session on Monday is being hosted by the Our Island group who are working with Flatpack Democracy and the Parliament Project to improve the quality of local government on the Isle of Wight.

Jonathan Bacon, founder of Our Island, said: “We are very pleased to be able to welcome Hannah to address residents of the Island on the work of the Parliament Project.

"We hope that people will log in in for what is sure to be an informative discussion which will hopefully inspire people to come forward and help us build a more representative and diverse council on the Island.”