Last Wednesday we noted the continued employment of some radical leftists and Livingstone loyalists such as Socialist Action’s Jude Woodward.

The GLA’s Appointments Committee has today recommended (following some guidance from the Mayor), that marching orders should be given to Woodward and "Ken’s wimmin".

The salaries of the five senior women (most notably including Emma Beal, the mother of two of Livingstone’s children), are thought to total £400,000. At least one of their roles, that of Women’s Adviser, has been scrapped altogether for being a  "throwback to the eighties GLC".