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Cameron tries to fix ‘women problem’ in the lower ranks, EU lawmakers stall ECB appointment over lack of women

Cameron tries to fix ‘women problem’ in the lower ranks The Independent The lower ranks of government have been bolstered with women from the Conservatives’ 2010 intake of new MPs, as David Cameron yesterday tried to address concerns that his reshuffle had demoted senior women from the Cabinet – and that the Coalition is out of touch with women voters.

The new cabinet: no women in Treasury but Boris Johnson’s brother on the up The Guardian Cameron also appointed a black MP, Sam Gyimah, as his parliamentary private secretary; there were further women moved into the whips office by both parties and the Liberal Democrats promoted two women ministers.

PM denies tears flowed at reshuffle The Press Association Mr Cameron also rejected criticism that he had not promoted enough women to the top ranks in his reshuffle. “There are as many today as there were before the reshuffle,” he said. “Two very talented women left the Cabinet, and two very talented women …

The Cabinet meets for the first time since the reshuffle: Live Telegraph.co.uk … Johnson expresses fury at replacement of anti-Heathrow third runway champion Justine Greening • Baroness Warsi is no longer Party Chairman • Women on the move as David Cameron struggles to fulfil his target of more female politicians in Government …

Fears that Cameron ignored women in Cabinet reshuffle | ITV News David Cameron’s reshuffle appears to have done little to correct the impression that the Coalition is a male-dominated administration.

Cabinet reshuffle: You’re just not butch enough, Miliband is told by Cameron Scotsman In the first Prime Minister’s Questions since the summer recess, Mr Cameron clashed with Labour leader Ed Miliband, who argued that his reshuffle would not help boost the economy.

EU lawmakers stall ECB appointment over lack of women PublicServiceEurope.com The European Parliament has postponed a hearing with the nominee for a vacant position on the European Central Bank’s executive board because no female candidates were considered for the role. Members of the parliament’s economic and monetary affairs committee were due to meet with Luxembourg central bank governor Yves Mersch on Monday, then vote on his appointment three days later, after he was chosen by eurozone finance ministers and recommended by the Council of the European Union.

European Commission wants women to have 40% share on company boards Economic Times BRUSSELS: The European Commission wants women to have at least 40 per cent representation on the boards of listed companies but the plan has reportedly run into opposition from some EU member states.

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