As you may know, in September Jacqui Smith and I published the first volume of HONOURABLE LADIES, a collection of 168 biographical essays of female MPs elected between 1918 and 1996.

Jacqui and I are now commissioning essays for Volume 2, featuring all women MPs elected between 1997 and the present day. There are 323 of them. This volume will be published next autumn.

Honourable Ladies

Let me get to the point. So far we have writers for 280ish of the 323 but we still have 40 to find authors for. And that’s where you come in. Men can look away now, as all the authors need to be of the female persuasion…

All the essays are between 400 and 4000 words, although all the longer ones have gone. **The deadline is March 31 2019. **

If there is a female MP in the list below who you would like to write about please do use the contact button at the top of the page to get in touch with me. Once we’ve agreed who you will write about I will send you a style guide and a couple of samples from Volume 1.

Women MPs

I hope to hear from you! If you’d like to buy Volume 1, click HERE. RRP is £30 but Amazon have it for sale at 45% off (£16.55) at the moment. It makes a great Christmas present for anyone remotely interested in women in politics.

This is the list of MPs still available. The number at the end indicates the word length of the article.

  • Victoria Borwick Conservative Kensington 500
  • Lisa Cameron SNP East Kilbride, Strathaven & Lesmahagow 400
  • Angela Crawley SNP Lanark & Hamilton East 400
  • Claire Curtis-Thomas Labour Crosby 750
  • Michelle Donlan Conservative Chippenham 400
  • Sue Doughty Liberal Democrat Guildford 500
  • Margaret Ferrier SNP Rutherglen & Hamilton West 400
  • Colleen Fletcher Labour Coventry North West 500
  • Lorraine Fulbrook Conservative South Ribble 400
  • Ruth George Labour High Peak 400
  • Patricia Gibson SNP North Ayrshire & Arran 400
  • Mary Glindon Labour North Tyneside 500
  • Margaret Greenwood Labour Wirral West 400
  • Julie Hilling Labour Bolton West 400
  • Kate Hollern Labour Blackburn 400
  • Beverley Hughes Labour Stretford & Urmston 1250
  • Caroline Jackson Conservative Sleaford & North Hykeham 400
  • Melanie Johnson Labour Welwyn & Hatfield 600
  • Emma Little Pengelly DUP Belfast South 400
  • Karen Lumley Conservative Redditch 650
  • Sarah McCarthy-Fry Labour Portsmouth North 400
  • Wendy Morton Conservative Aldridge & Brownhills 400
  • Kali Mountford Labour Colne Valley 600
  • Kirsten Oswald SNP East Renfrewshire 400
  • Teresa Pearce Labour Erith & Thamesmead 500
  • Anne Picking (Moffat) Labour East Lothian 500
  • Marie Rimmer Labour St Helens South & Whiston 400
  • Linda Riordan Labour Halifax 500
  • Mary Robinson Conservative Cheadle 400
  • Christine Russell Labour City of Chester 600
  • Antoinette Sandbach Conservative Eddisbury 400
  • Liz Saville-Roberts Plaid Cymru Dwyfor Meirionnydd 400
  • Helen Southworth Labour Warrington South 750
  • Liz Twist Labour Blaydon 400
  • Lynda Waltho Labour Stourbridge 400
  • Heather Wheeler Conservative South Derbyshire 600