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Wednesday, 27 April 2011

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John Kimble

Thanks for the update on this.

One wider point the articles fail to mention is the problem in having such safe seats in the first place. If we had some decent sort of electoral reform (e.g. introducing proportional representation) then there wouldn't be such stupidly safe seats in the first place and all crap MPs would be at risk of losing their seats.

I suppose at least we should be thankful that the Tories and Lib Dems still haven't allowed blatant sexism yet. In fact you do get the feeling that the Lib Dem grassroots are really against this and rather better than their representatives in Parliament. (not only have Lib Dem conferences blocked All Women shortlists, but that's where the proposed policy on rape anonymity came from too)

Finally, I'd also suggest the Labour MPs who really need voting out are the ones who promote this sexism in the first place. It's true we shouldn't' vote Labour in the above seats, but those standing in such areas aren't necessarily the real villains here.

John Wallace

It doesn't matter that there are 'only' 22% women MPs because there is a MINISTER FOR WOMEN devoted to all women!!! So women's views and needs are being met. We need to keep pressing this point - increase in female MPs = removal of Minister for Women OR introduction of Minister for Men (please!). Every time they say that women are not represented in enough numbers in government, we must remind them of the Minister for Women role. What would be alarming is if they increase female MPs AND keep the Minister for Women role. How would that be fair?!

Jenny

All women shortlists are demeaning to women, we're quite capable of being selected on our own merit. I wouldn't vote for any candidate whose own constituency party wouldn't propose if it were given a free choice.

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Well, sexism is still a part of our society. It's been handed down through traditions and cultures. We should do something about this.

Groan

The failed bid on electoral reform may not seem linked but the map reproduced in the Daily Mail is revealing. I bet the few constituencies that went for AV are not only the core of the political class but also correspond to the membership of the Fawcett Society etc. We are ruled by a narrow social group full of " progressive" ideas at odds with the general population. In some ways it's a bit reasuring looking at the map. It means the elite can be beat.

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