Only one per cent of Tory MPs were once manual workers. For a party that considers itself to be the champion of the Just About Managing, this is not good enough.
Posts Tagged: Kemi Badenoch
Sunder Katwala: Will the Conservatives have more ethnic minority MPs than Labour after this election?
The Tories are making gradual rather than spectacular progress on ethnic diversity – as the party’s class of 2017 looks set to prove.
Iain Dale: A succession of Party Chairmen should hang their heads in shame for the secrecy over candidate selection
Plus: Diversity sweeps Essex. Forget the Conservative Party – this is May’s campaign. And: Give Anne Jenkin a peerage. But of course: she already has one.
Exclusive: We bust the Party ban on making known the names on the Hitchin and Harpenden shortlist. The latest selections news.
Plus: Eleven candidates selected elsewhere, including Gillian Keegan in Chichester and Kemi Badenoch in Saffron Walden.
She will now run to succeed Sir Alan Haselhurst as MP for the constituency.
Latest news from round the country.
The selections in the two Tory-held seats to date have both been won by women; and there is at least one woman on the shortlist of every such seat yet to select.
Exclusive. Aldershot, Chichester and Chester shortlist details. The man up against Farron. Latest selection news.
All the latest candidate selections, shortlists in key marginals and details of tonight’s contests.
Labour won the constituency by 1,138 votes in 2015 and by 42 in 2010, so this is unquestionably a target seat.
The Deputy Leader of the Conservative group on the London Assembly joins the contest for the hotly-anticipated London marginal.
Zac Goldsmith is against a London Mayoral shortlist. He is happy to compete in a primary against all comers.
We also have the running order for candidate interviews on Saturday week.
Antoinette Sandbach selected for Eddisbury. The proportion of women candidates in safe seats is now over a third
Commiserations to Kemi Badenoch and Cllr Janet Clowes, the other two finalists.
Three female candidates make the cut.
The association will select the second female candidate for a Conservative-held seat this week.