This letter is for existing Cambridge City Council candidates standing for re-election
As a councillor standing for re-election to Cambridge City Council, I would like to ask how you will work to uphold the rights of women and girls within Cambridge, should you be re-elected. When referring to women and girls, I mean biological females.
In October 2020 you supported a Cambridge City motion, beginning
“Trans women are women. Trans men are men. Non-binary individuals are non-binary”
On its face this implies that men who say they are women, should always be treated as if they are women; women who say they are men should be treated as men, and some individuals should be treated as if they are neither male nor female. Given your vote of agreement in favour of this motion how would you propose to uphold women’s and girls’ sex based rights, as outlined in the Equality Act 2010?
If women or girls approach you regarding the loss of single sex spaces, how would you address this?
Do you support women having the right to organise and speak freely without harassment or threats of violence?
How will you ensure that women and girls are not discriminated against on the basis of their sex or uphold single-sex exemptions when the council has redefined the legal meaning of the word women to an undefined, forever changing term that includes some men?
Will you undertake to consider the impact of any policy on women and girls and challenge in council where necessary?
Do you agree that all interested parties, including voices of women with diverse opinions, should be consulted before the introduction of policies where gender identity and sex clash?
I look forward to receiving your answers.