The Conservative Woman
Type of site
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".
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 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 has appeared on the BBC's Question Time TV programme and its Any Questions? radio programme, on Daily Politics and The Andrew Marr Show, has reviewed the papers on the BBC News Channel and Sky News's programme Sophy Ridge on Sunday, as well as debating issues on those two channels and on RTÉ. She is also a patron at the campaign group 'Mothers At Home Matter'. She was profiled in the Irish Sunday Independent in November 2017.
Former Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union David Davis, current Secretary of State for International Trade Liam Fox MP, Conservative Party MP Tim Loughton, economist Ruth Lea, social commentator Jill Kirby, and UK Independence Party MEP and leader 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:
- Philippa Taylor, Head of Public Policy at the Christian Medical Fellowship
- Leslie Loftis, Head of Leading Women for Shared Parenting
- Chris McGovern, chairman of the Campaign for Real Education
- Harry Benson, Research Director of Marriage Foundation
- Catherine Blaiklock, founder of the Brexit Party.
- "About The Conservative Woman". ConservativeWoman.co.uk. Retrieved 7 December 2017.
- "Kathy Gyngell". Centre for Policy Studies. Retrieved 7 December 2017.
- "Kathy Gyngell's blog". Mail Online. DMG Media. Retrieved 7 December 2017.
- "Kathy Gyngell". The Guardian. Retrieved 7 December 2017.
- "The Editors". The Conservative Woman. Retrieved 23 February 2019.
- "Cannabis Skunk Sense - Challenge Perceptions". Cannabis Skunk Sense. Retrieved 7 December 2017.
- Perrins, Laura (17 April 2013). "Laura Perrins: The Government is 'discriminating' against stay-at-home mothers". The Telegraph. Telegraph Media Group. Retrieved 7 December 2017.
- "Laura Perrins". ConservativeHome. Retrieved 7 December 2017.
- "Wanting the credit for staying at home". Irish Times. 22 July 2013. Retrieved 7 December 2017.
- "Question Time, 02/02/2017". BBC One. 2 February 2017.
- "Laura Perrins, Jess Phillips MP, Chris Philp MP, Matt Zarb-Cousin, Any Questions?". BBC Radio 4. 19 August 2017. Retrieved 7 December 2017.
- "Patrons, Advisors and Friends". Mothers at Home. Retrieved 7 December 2017.
- Julia Molony (27 November 2017). "The woman who 'mauled' Nick Clegg". Independent.ie. Independent News and Media.
- "Make the £10,500 tax allowance fully transferable, says David Davis MP". ConservativeWoman.co.uk. 8 April 2014. Retrieved 7 December 2017.
- "The Holy Political Podcast: Philippa Taylor (CMF) on support and law around abortion". holpolpodcast.libsyn.com. Retrieved 16 November 2018.
- "Home". Leading Women for Shared Parenting. Retrieved 7 December 2017.
- "Chris McGovern | The Guardian". the Guardian. Retrieved 23 February 2019.
- "Staff". MarriageFoundation.org.uk. Retrieved 7 December 2017.
- "The Conservative Woman: Catherine Blaiklock". Retrieved 15 February 2019.
- Steve Anglesey (26 January 2019). "Brex Factor: Another strange sidekick making plans for Nigel". The New European. Retrieved 15 February 2019.
It’s as a pundit, though, where Blaiklock comes into her own. On New Year’s Day she popped up on the Conservative Woman website where, under the headline “Hungry? Let them eat spuds!” she explained that poor people “cannot be bothered” to cook and claimed the use of food banks was causing obesity.