Yorkshire, Jemima, Jackie Weaver discussed on Woman's Hour

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And whilst you're in opposition, obviously you work really hard for your community, but spend was my patch where I was born and raised. But you can't necessarily deliver on the ground. And when devolution came over the line for where Yorkshire and the Yorkshire woman, the idea and the opportunity of being able to absolutely deliver with power and money was very compelling. And we were really privileged in a way that jemima was talking about the selection process. Actually, we had two women and a man of color. So it was a good spread. And it was an opportunity to really make a difference for the women of west Yorkshire. It's interesting what you're saying because as you said that Tracy, there's a message that's just come in saying, politics in England is very different to politics in Wales and elsewhere. I despair at what's happening in Westminster the characters of it traps the culture it festers, but not all politics is the same and they will get onto this a little bit as also with Jackie weaver. This message says I work for the Welsh government. I'm very proud of what we're doing, making a difference, a genuine differences message says we have some groundbreaking approaches, like the well-being of future generations at a new progressive curriculum for schools, integrated reform of all learning after school. We work together across parties and departments. It's not perfect, but it is really fulfilling and an inspiring place to work. Is it better being a metro mayor than being an MP, Tracy? Well, I don't want to disrespect my colleagues in parliament, but I would say it is one of the best jobs in politics and I'm astounded that not more women want to do it because you can bring your own lived experience to the role as well..

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