Indeed I will argue with this:
The Conservatives should bring in shortlists for prospective MPs with equal numbers of male and female candidates to improve the gender balance in the party, one of David Cameron’s former cabinet ministers has said.
Caroline Spelman, a former environment secretary, said nobody could argue with a 50:50 gender split for candidates, and the party should not rule out the possibility of all-female shortlists.
The question is not how many get elected: it’s how many, proportionately, wish to get elected. And yes, it does seem that more men would like to bray on the backbenches than women. The imbalance is therefore not that women are being treated unfairly but that women (probably quite rightly) just aren’t as into it as men are.