City boss says council has a ‘commitment to equality’ amid International Women’s Day celebrations

Piers Goodwin

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THE LEADER of the city council has shared her pride in Portsmouth amid International Women’s Day celebrations.

It comes as Portsmouth City Council (PCC) gears up to support a number of events at the Charles Dickens Centre in Lake Road on Saturday.

Councillor Donna Jones, said: ‘I am proud to be the first female leader of Portsmouth City Council.

‘I am supported by a strong and effective cabinet, which I am pleased to say is 50 per cent female and demonstrates our commitment to equality.’