A SHORTLIST of six women has been drawn up in the contest to be Labour’s Parliamentary candidate in Redcar….In May the Gazette reported that Labour’s National Executive had decided the party’s next candidate in Redcar should be chosen from an all-women shortlist and that the decision had been criticised by some local party members.
Full Fact Legitimate polls are conducted in two main ways. Random sampling and quota sampling (where the pollster designs a sample and then recruits respondents to fill it, getting the correct number of Northern working class women, Midlands pensioners, etc, etc).
Examiner.com During his radio show this week, Limbaugh took a call from a male listener who suggested that uninformed young voters were the cause of the election of President Obama in 2008. While Limbaugh agreed, he thought the problem was deeper. “When women got the right to vote is when it all went downhill. Because that’s when votes started being cast with emotion and maternal instinct that government ought to reflect” Moments after he realized what he said, Limbaugh interrupted the caller to claim he was “just joking” and was “frustrated.”
Huffington Post Canada (blog) A disturbing trend is emerging from Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s dealings with women’s issues, women voters, women MPs. Does Harper harbour haterade for the sex he considers to be weaker?
Huffington Post (blog) In terms of women’s political participation, both at the grassroots and national decision-making levels, we must value women as voters, as candidates, and as elected or appointed officials. Societies must recognize the importance of women, who comprise over half of the world’s population, participating fully in policy decisions that are made at the local, national, and international levels.