Tuesday, February 22, 2005

Kennedy launches female-friendly manifesto

...according to the Press Association's Andrew Woodcock. As you would expect, SG was pretty central:
Liberal Democrat spokeswoman for women Sandra Gidley added: “Women make up nearly half the working population, but don’t have the flexibility in the way they work to balance family commitments too.

“We would offer new mothers the option of receiving a Maternity Income Guarantee equivalent to the minimum wage of £170 per week for the six months after the birth of their first child.”

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