Addressing this persistent under-representation is not political correctness, it is political common sense. Our Party would be the better for it.
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Road to Parliament 3) Gillian Keegan: An apprenticeship gave me my start in business, so I designed one for entering politics
The third article in our new mini-series, in which female Conservative MPs share the stories of their journeys into politics, comes from the MP for Chichester.
Exclusive: Proposed changes on associations and candidate selection are being “revised” in the face of strong opposition
Since ConservativeHome revealed the planned changes in November, concern has been growing among MPs and Party members.
Adam Holloway: This affirmative action reshuffle was wrong. Why not just appoint the best person to the job?
Many ministers are indeed well-suited – but it feels as if this is a secondary consideration: just check their CVs, and ask if we might sometimes choose better.
Catherine Anderson: Our Party should adopt candidate gender quotas, whether the Colonel Blimps like it or not
Simply pointing to our two female Prime Ministers does not deliver true meritocracy or equal representation.
Despite having fewer MPs, and despite all the talk of fighting back online, the Opposition is still much more active on the social platform.
“This is about fundamental change in the way power and authority is exercised. We will be making changes, and we want other people to make them to.”
“But if something does go wrong, there aren’t any clear procedures of where someone would go to.”
Parliament should recall what happened with expenses – if they want to avoid a whirlwind then they need to deal with this issue transparently and forcefully, up front.
The honours appear to be some compensation for both men having been shuffled out of government roles over the summer.
The Foreign Secretary has lots going for him, but he might find it very hard indeed to win the prize that he covets.
WATCH: Leigh argues the Government should “be generous” in accepting amendments – and paying money to Brussels
“Henry VIII was a bastard, but he was my kind of bastard.”
The Home Office has somewhat improved its position, but still seems to think the will of a minister can overcome the laws of mathematics.
Such a generational shift in peacetime is remarkable, and strengthens the case for a member of a recent intake to succeed the Prime Minister.
Election expenses hashtag crusaders should have studied the facts before trying to trash MPs’ reputations
The letter of the law, and a previous case study, cautioned against implying an allegation was equal to guilt. But they ignored it.