Isn’t the Tory Party gender balanced these days?

Four in five Tory conference fringe events have mixed gender panels.

8 thoughts on “Isn’t the Tory Party gender balanced these days?”

  1. Right, the party with the first woman Prime Minister hates women. The party that has a female home secretary unlike all the non-jobs that women have in the shadow cabinet under Corbyn.

    At various times I’ve been involved in 3 political parties and the reason there aren’t many women at the top is that they just don’t step forward. They don’t volunteer to join executive committees and do the meetings and planning work.

    It’s why all-women’s shortlist candidates were nearly always utterly fucking useless. The barrel had to be scraped to find women for a lot of these posts.

  2. AFAIK the Conservative Party used to have a majority of women members (but not MPs) and used to get the majority of women votes at elections. Indeed it was said that if women’s suffrage had not happened then most post war governments would have been Labour.

  3. So Much For Subtlety

    TDK – “AFAIK the Conservative Party used to have a majority of women members (but not MPs) and used to get the majority of women votes at elections. Indeed it was said that if women’s suffrage had not happened then most post war governments would have been Labour.”

    So the women turn out to vote for the old fashioned men who refuse to put them on committees? I think the Tories need to embrace what we might call a 50 Shades of Grey platform. I bet at least half the electorate will love it.

  4. Labour could have an entire front bench who looked like Richard Murphy but to the Guardian it doesn’t matter. It’s all tactical.

  5. And 20%? I bet they expected something like 80% and were seriously fucked off to find out it was only 20%, but if you shriek loud enough no one will notice.

  6. So Much For Subtlety

    Rob – “Labour could have an entire front bench who looked like Richard Murphy but to the Guardian it doesn’t matter. It’s all tactical.”

    I could swear my local Labour-run council used to have an entire “Front Bench” that looked like Richard Murphy. But then most of them were women.

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