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Where’s the coalition of the sexes?

With most of the key cabinet posts now announced, and other positions coming at a trickle, the new government so far looks overwhelmingly male.

The exceptions so far are Theresa May (Home Secretary and Minister for Women and Equality) and Baroness Sayeeda Warsi (Conservative Party Chairman). Reports of a role for Caroline Flint are unconfirmed.

There’s been no word yet about any of the talented female Liberal Democrat MPs being offered a role in the new government. However, I can’t help noticing a correlation with the Lib Dem (all male) negotiating team, with all but Andrew Stunell getting cabinet posts.

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  • User AvatarPeter Watson 22nd Jan - 8:03am
    "Following the 2019 general election, we are now second in 91 seats ..." Whilst this will make for good bar charts in the next election...
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    Thank you for your article, Tim. I too don’t support all women shortlists. We should focus on selecting the best candidate for the job. However...
  • User AvatarJohn Roffey 22nd Jan - 7:33am
    In at least one of the Chinese Classics it is stated that the natural tendency of women is to keep things as they are -...
  • User AvatarMatt 22nd Jan - 7:13am
    So thanks, to a Liberal Democrat, Welsh parents will lose the right to remove their children from lessons which contradict their religious beliefs? Shocking!
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    Paul and Mary I think you could both be right - certainly slogans by themselves don't make or break a campaign (well they can if...
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    Mary - I canvassed extensively last year and never found a single person who said anything about the slogan Demand Better -anymore than they ever...