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 September 2020, the membership of the committee is as follows: [2]

Member Party Constituency
Caroline Nokes MP (Chairman) Conservative Romsey and Southampton North
Sara Britcliffe MP Conservative Hyndburn
Elliot Colburn MP Conservative Carshalton and Wallington
Angela Crawley MP Scottish National Party Lanark and Hamilton East
Virginia Crosbie MP Conservative Ynys Môn
Alex Davie-Jones MP Labour Pontypridd
Peter Gibson MP Conservative Darlington
Kim Johnson MP Labour Liverpool, Riverside
Kate Osborne MP Labour Jarrow
Bell Ribeiro-Addy MP Labour Streatham
Nicola Richards MP Conservative West Bromwich East

See also