25 Oct 2020

What it’s like to be a Black woman working in parliament

It is known as The Mother of  Parliaments’.

But the vast majority of MPs and peers who make up the Palace of Westminster are still predominantly white and male, with the more diverse members of the House of Commons and Lords regarded as pioneers.

To mark Black History Month we’ve been speaking to Baroness Lola Young, who was given a life peerage in 2004, and Abena Oppong-Asare, who is one of two British-Ghanaian women MPs, about what it’s like to work in parliament.

And a warning, this report contains language some viewers may find offensive.