Gender and Politics in the media

BBC’s Norman Smith notes that a number of women have been casualties in the reshuffle

David Cameron’s Cabinet reshuffle: Live BBC News The BBC’s Norman Smith notes that a number of women have been casualties in the reshuffle, including Cheryl Gillan and Caroline Spelman. He suggests David Cameron will need to promote some women to the cabinet – Theresa Villier’s new cabinet role …

Cameron reshuffles his government: Politics live blog The Guardian (blog) On the Today programme a few minutes ago Nick Robinson and Peter Riddell from the Institute for Government were talking about the reshuffle, and David Cameron’s desire to promote more women.

Cheryl Gillan loses Welsh Secretary job as Cameron’s reshuffle starts WalesOnline Buckinghamshire MP Cheryl Gillan’s two year cabinet career as Welsh Secretary was ended last night as David Cameron’s first reshuffle as Prime Minister got underway. Conservative party chairman Baroness Sayeeda Warsi was the only other member of the cabinet to confirm publicly last night that they were being replaced.

Cabinet reshuffle live: David Cameron rearranges his pack The Telegraph 10.27 am Sky’s Glen O’Glaza speculates that Theresa Villers could be on her way to Transport as she arrives at No 10 grinning. She shadowed the job in opposition and is currently minister of state in the department. And most importantly, she doesn’t have Justine Greening’s qualms about a third runway at Heathrow. Her appointment would also help boost the female quota around the cabinet table.

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