The UK’s Electoral Commission has turned down the registration of a political party fronted by anti-trans activist Kellie-Jay Keen-Minshull, widely known as Posie Parker.
Posie Parker, who is now infamous for her controversial standpoints on trans issues and the presence of extremist groups at her Let Women Speak events, announced her intent to introduce the Party of Women earlier this year. She highlighted plans to represent this party across many UK regions and internationally.
Yet, the UK Electoral Commission, responsible for supervising elections in the country, found gaps in the application, notably in the party’s constitution and financial scheme, which didn’t align with the required legal standards.
Responding to the commission’s decision, Posie Parker stated her plans to reapply, ensuring adherence to the necessary criteria, claiming she would continue to fight for women’s rights in Britain and expressed her determination to officially launch the Party of Women soon.
Additionally, references have emerged about another political entity titled “The Other Party”, mentioned on Parker’s website, planned for a debut in 2023. This party seems to have challenged legal advancements around gender identity since 2004, possibly alluding to the Gender Recognition Act. While the Electoral Commission acknowledged receiving an application for “The Other Party”, they abstained from commenting further. In clarifying the distinction, Keen-Minshull noted that The Other Party was essentially a provisional name for a conceptual idea.