UK: Labour’s Lucy Powell wins Manchester Central election, Equalities czar to Cameron: Cabinet needs more women

Labour’s Lucy Powell wins Manchester Central election BBC NewsManchester has elected its first female MP with Lucy Powell holding Manchester Central for Labour in a by-election. She took 11,507 votes – 69% of those cast – and won a majority of 9,936. Liberal Democrat Marc Ramsbottom was second with 1,571 votes…

Lucy Powell succeeds Tony Lloyd as Labour MP for Manchester Central (BBC)

Childcare: I never thought I’d say it, but Nick Clegg is right Telegraph.co.uk I came away from that day at Newnham thinking something I had never thought before. Nick Clegg is right. Yes, I know it sounds far-fetched, but bear with me. The Deputy Prime Minister has figured out that, while female education and career prospects …

Clegg: Sharing the joys and duties of parenthood Liberal Democrat Voice Nick Clegg went on Woman’s Hour yesterday after announcing the Coalition’s plans to allow parents to choose which of them takes leave when they have a new baby. He talked to Jane Garvey about the plans for around 20 minutes, fielding some pretty …

Equalities czar tells David Cameron: Cabinet needs more women Evening Standard Deputy Prime Minister Mr Clegg is also under intense pressure to promote more women as all five Liberal Democrats full Cabinet members are men, with education minister David Laws also attending. The Prime Minister has pledged to have women in a third …

Evening Standard comment: The PM must tackle his women problem Evening Standard The Prime Minister once promised that by 2015, a third of government ministers would be women. But as Lord Davies, the Government’s equality adviser, points out, he and Nick Clegg have a long way to go to that target. “They need to put their house in …

Gender equality: Has it gone too far? stv.tv (blog) But that was only after Nick Clegg’s wild views on paternity leave. To tackle the insurance issue first, women aged between 17 and 25 are likely to experience a sudden hike in the cost of their car insurance to bring it more in line with that of young men.

Nick Clegg’s inflexible working rules treat firms like children Telegraph.co.uk I take this approach with all of my staff, both men and women. If they need to alter their working patterns to … and so are less able to cover the gaps. This is where I disagree with Nick Clegg’s concept of flexibility he announced in a blaze of …

Woman MP’s junglee menu The Asian Age What can an annoyed member of the UK Parliament do when she feels she hasn’t been given due respect by Prime Minister David Cameron or her party colleagues? Perhaps she could sign onto a reality TV show, go off to the wilds of Australia and have an …

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One Response to UK: Labour’s Lucy Powell wins Manchester Central election, Equalities czar to Cameron: Cabinet needs more women

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