Ashfield’s very own shadow spokesperson for women, MP Gloria De Piero, is holding a series of special listening events to find out what women want.
The MP held her first event last week where she met with students from West Nottinghamshire College.
After taking up her new role in the shadow cabinet at the end of last year, Gloria has pledged to meet with different groups of women from across Nottinghamshire and talk candidly about some of the issues that matter most to them.
On 10th January the MP met with students enrolled on hair and beauty courses at West Nottinghamshire College.
Part of her, What Women Want Tour, she will also be meeting with expectant mums, Muslim women, dancers, high flying city workers and women footballers over the coming weeks to find out what issues motivate them and whether they feel politics connects with them and their lives.
During her visit to the college Gloria said students asked her a number of career related questions.
She said: “The whole point of this completely new kind of event is for women to tell me exactly what they think rather than another politician talking ‘at’ women.
“The aim is to hear from them about the issues they care about and what barriers they think they may face as women today.”
Gloria also received mini beauty treatments from the students during her visit.