The Conservative Woman
The Conservative Woman is a British political website started in 2014 with a conservative outlook. It describes its values as being "unashamedly those of faith, married family and nation-state".
Type of site
The website deals with matters concerning British politics, especially if they are of a social, religious or cultural nature. To a lesser extent economic matters and foreign affairs are also discussed, as is American politics. Writers are usually highly critical of feminism, victimism and sentimentality.
The Conservative Woman was launched by co-editors Kathy Gyngell and Laura Perrins.
Kathy Gyngell is a research fellow of the Centre for Policy Studies. A graduate of both Cambridge and Oxford universities, she writes frequently for the Daily Mail and has written for The Daily Telegraph and Sunday Telegraph, The Times, The Guardian, and the Evening Standard. In 2006, she researched a report into drug addiction in Britain, published two critiques of the subject in 2009 and 2011, and is currently a trustee of drug-prevention charity 'Cannabis and Skunk Sense'.
Laura Perrins is a barrister and journalist who has written for The Daily Telegraph, the Daily Mail, ConservativeHome and The Catholic Herald. She maintains a passion for the criminal law and tutors in the subject at University College London. In February 2017, she appeared on the BBC's Question Time television programme, and in September 2017 on the BBC's Any Questions? radio programme. She is also a patron at the campaign group 'Mothers At Home Matter'.
Current Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union David Davis, Conservative Party MP Tim Loughton, economist Ruth Lea, social commentator Jill Kirby and UK Independence Party Member of the European Parliament Gerard Batten are among a long list of commentators who have written for the website.
Various heads of political and social campaign groups have also written for the website, including:
- "About The Conservative Woman". ConservativeWoman.co.uk. Retrieved 7 December 2017.
- "Centre for Policy Studies - Kathy Gyngell". CPS.org.uk. Retrieved 7 December 2017.
- "Mail Online - Kathy Gyngell's blog". GyngellBlog.DailyMail.co.uk. Retrieved 7 December 2017.
- "Kathy Gyngell". the Guardian. Retrieved 7 December 2017.
- "Cannabis Skunk Sense". CannabisSkunkSense.co.uk. Retrieved 7 December 2017.
- Perrins, Laura (17 April 2013). "Laura Perrins: The Government is 'discriminating' against stay-at-home mothers". Retrieved 7 December 2017 – via www.Telegraph.co.uk.
- "Laura Perrins - Conservative Home". ConservativeHome.com. Retrieved 7 December 2017.
- "Wanting the credit for staying at home". IrishTimes.com. Retrieved 7 December 2017.
- "Question Time, 02/02/2017".
- "Laura Perrins, Jess Phillips MP, Chris Philp MP, Matt Zarb-Cousin, Any Questions? - BBC Radio 4". BBC. Retrieved 7 December 2017.
- "Patrons, Advisors and Friends - Mothers at Home". MothersAtHomeMatter.co.uk. Retrieved 7 December 2017.
- "Make the £10,500 tax allowance fully transferable, says David Davis MP". ConservativeWoman.co.uk. 8 April 2014. Retrieved 7 December 2017.
- "Home". Leading Women for Shared Parenting. Retrieved 7 December 2017.
- "Marriage Foundation". www.MarriageFoundation.org.uk. Retrieved 7 December 2017.