Yardley MP Jess Phillips hosted the first meeting of the Yardley Women's Forum.
A number of women in the CLP had approached Jess and Sharon Thompson, Yardley's CLP Women’s Officer, saying they wanted to set up a local Labour Women's Forum.
The first meeting was held at South Yardley Library, with tea and cake, so the women could discuss issues that are important to them and what action they could take as a group.
Jess Phillips MP said:
"Lots of women have told me that they feel that meeting or campaigning times don’t suit them, or that that they feel a bit intimidated by turning up at big meetings or campaign events."
"That's why I'm delighted that we now have a Yardley Women's Forum that provides these women with an informal setting to chat about things they care about and actions we can take."