Posts Tagged ‘All-Women Shortlists’

Edmonton members ask for all-women shortlist – why won’t Labour’s executive oblige?

by Keith Wright.

When all-women shortlists hit the mainstream media, it’s usually because certain party members are unhappy with their application. But in the ongoing centrally-controlled selection in Edmonton, sources tell us local members and elected constituency Labour party (CLP) officers have specifically requested an all-women shortlist. Now, surely this would be welcomed by Labour’s national executive committee […]

The trouble with all-women shortlists

by Owen Jones.

The lack of women represented in the House of Commons is nothing less than a national disgrace. We’re over 80 years on from winning universal suffrage, but only one in five Members of Parliament don’t have a Y chromosome. There are 56 countries on earth with more women represented in their legislatures, including well-known citadels of […]

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