Gender and Politics in the media

Tories quietly drop David Cameron’s ‘A-list’ for minority candidates, Stella Creasy on Labour’s ‘raging feminists’

Tories quietly drop David Cameron’s ‘A-list’ for minority candidates The Independent David Cameron’s big idea for boosting the number of women and ethnic minority MPs – the controversial A-list – is being dropped by the Conservative Party. The scheme was designed to make the Tory ranks look more representative of society as a whole and to bring in star performers from outside the traditional party machine.

Cameron interview marks start of Conservative conference: Politics live blog The Guardian (blog) Female delegates worried about the government’s failure to win over women voters might be interested in “The sharp end of the Chardonnay: how things have changed for women who drink” at 12.30pm tomorrow. But most Tories have something more important on …

Video: Conservative Future Women: ‘Tory conference is still relevant’ As politicians, party members, lobbyists and activists begin to descend on Birmingham for the annual meeting, the Telegraph asked Conservative Future Women, a group dedicated to encouraging and supporting women in the Conservative Party, whether the …

Maria Miller: the meteoric rise of the new culture secretary The Guardian The new culture secretary, Maria Miller, has had a meteoric rise. In terms of departmental influence, Miller is now the second most senior woman in the cabinet behind the home secretary, Theresa May. She not only succeeds Jeremy Hunt at culture, she is also minister for equalities, a responsibility she has taken on from the pressurised May.

Stella Creasy on Labour’s ‘raging feminists’ Stella Creasy, Labour MP for Walthamstow, finds this year’s Labour Party conference filled with women up for the fight but despairs at being branded a ‘raging feminist’ on Twitter for standing up for women’s issues.

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