As recess begins this week and MPs head off back to their constituencies for the summer, we will return in September to a new Prime Minister.

We already know that it will be one of former Chancellor Rishi Sunak or current Foreign Secretary Liz Truss.

We have heard lots from them both in the debates already with regards to unaffordable tax cuts and fantasy economics, but whoever is our next Prime Minister they must get serious about women.

Only 1 in 100 rape cases currently reported to the police end in a conviction.

That isn’t a typo. Just one per cent of all women who actually come forward in the first place end up with those who have raped them behind bars.

Misogyny in our police forces is rampant whether that be seen in the cases of Sarah Everard, Child Q or the disgusting treatment of Bibaa Henry and Nicole Smallman.

This is not just a failure of the police forces, but of our politicians and society.

That is why I was glad when mayor Andy Burnham brought forward plans to begin to record misogyny as a hate crime in Greater Manchester.

Incel culture pervades the internet with a lack of education early on to our young boys key to rooting out this issue.

Even if you do rise to the top, the treatment of my own deputy leader, Angela Rayner shows that there is no escape from misogyny for many women.

It isn’t just violence against women and girls where women are left behind or forgotten about.

As many of you reading this may know from personal experience, the backlog in the NHS to be seen at the moment, post Covid and entering the 12th year of Conservative government is quite simply, a joke.

I met with a constituent this time last year who came to speak to me about endometriosis.

Endometriosis for those who don’t know is a debilitating disease which effects around one in ten women of reproductive age.

Every March we rightly raise awareness of the condition, yet women have to wait on average, eight years for a diagnosis.

That is eight whole years of pain before women know what is wrong and the appropriate treatment can be given.

There is also the issue of dysmenorrhea, which causes some women to have the most severe pain during periods, which again can be debilitating.

This can cause a loss of productivity when women have to take time off work.

It can also cause prejudice when looking for employment with many women wishing to try and hide it to ensure they get the job they want.

Even if they do gain employment they have to face the constant gaslighting of “what is wrong with you, it's just a bad period” normally from someone who could never begin to imagine.

We have to shift to a society more open and understanding of the issue women have.

Shamefully it has been my belief for some time that unfortunately, it is still taboo to talk about women’s health and gynaecological conditions.

It is damning and concerning fact that we still only seem to talk about and listen to women’s health issues when men talk about them. It isn’t good enough.

It speaks volumes to how seriously these issues are taken when the Department for Women and Equalities is seen as such a part time role that Liz Truss is the minister as some sort of side project.

So whether it be Rishi or Liz I implore them, when you’re practising your tough man act for Putin, there is a group of people that make up over 50 percent of the country.

Stop ignoring them.