For many, Denise Welch is a television and showbiz star. She’s the woman that turned her life around, enjoyed many years on the panel of Loose Women, took home the crown on Celebrity Big Brother and lit up the screen with various roles on the likes of Coronation Street, Waterloo Road and more recently, her short film Black Eyed Susan (see our review). If you don’t follow Denise closely however, what you may not have realised is she’s a staunch advocate for equal rights and social justice.
Then you have Women’s Equality Party member Tabitha Morton. This year, Tabitha is standing for Mayor of Liverpool, with the general public going to the polls on May 4 to select their candidate to take up the position of Mayor of the Liverpool City Region. With the interests of all women in Merseyside at the centre of everything Tabitha does, she hopes to get the area talking about gender equality, and believes that this starts with building a politics that resonates with everybody. For many, relatability when it comes to politics is hard to come by, but Tabitha seems to have that in spades.
Bringing these two women together may not be the first idea most people would have in order to create an engaging and informative podcast, but that’s exactly what the pair were asked to do. The result of that is a funny and interesting half-hour chat, which you can now listen to below via audioBoom:
Whether they’re talking about how easy it is to become disengaged with politics, the high levels of domestic violence against women in Liverpool and beyond or the lack of funding for specialist centres that help those less fortunate, the podcast reveals some of the most important issues facing regular people throughout the UK today.
You can find out more about the Women’s Equality Party online at www.womensequality.org.uk
To read more about Tabitha Morton and her candidacy for Liverpool’s Metro Mayor, go to www.womensequality.org.uk/liverpool_2017