Gender and Politics in the media

UK: Cameron tells Scots Tories Ruth Davidson is ‘ideal leader’. All female Con Sec of State, bar one, could leave the Cabinet this summer.

Anne Everest: Education crucial to women’s rights Scotsman Access to education – or the voting booth – wasn’t enough: having studied at London’s Royal Holloway College – a pioneering women-only college – and with a first class honours degree from Oxford, Davison still had little hope of fulfilling her dreams …

David Cameron is less popular than Tory party for first time, poll finds The Guardian David Cameron is less popular than his party for the first time, according to a poll. The survey, conducted for the former Conservative treasurer Lord Ashcroft, showed a “noticeable shift” towards dissatisfaction with the prime minister’s performance …

 

 

Prime Minister David Cameron with Scottish Conservative Leader Ruth Davidson arriving for the Stirling conference. Picture: PA

 

David Cameron backs Scots Tory leader Ruth Davidson Scotsman DAVID Cameron today said he supports Ruth Davidson “every step of the way” as he offered his backing to the embattled Scottish Conservative leader. The Prime Minister said Miss Davidson was the “ideal leader” for the Scottish Tories when he spoke at ..

David Cameron shores up Ruth Davidson’s leadership Telegraph.co.uk David Cameron shores up Ruth Davidson’s leadership. David Cameron and other Conservative big hitters have moved to shore up Ruth Davidson’s leadership of the Scottish party as one of her internal critics broke cover to attack her performance. David …

David Cameron tells Scots Tories Ruth Davidson is ‘ideal leader’ The Courier Prime Minister David Cameron yesterday warned off agitators against Scottish Conservative leader Ruth Davidson by saying he backed her “every step of the way”. Addressing delegates at the party conference in Stirling, Mr Cameron said the Tories had to …

Labour deputy Harman takes on Soubry over women GPs This is Nottingham But speaking ahead of a visit to Notts for the East Midlands Labour Party Women’s Conference, Ms Harman said: “The problems with accident and emergency have happened on their watch and it has nothing to do with women GPs, bank holidays, the weather …

Why is every Conservative Secretary of State who’s a woman being tipped for … Conservative Home Something does to me – namely, that if the Sun and Times are correct, every female Conservative Secretary of State except Theresa May could leave the Cabinet this summer. And remember, David Cameron has already sacked two woman Tory Secretaries of …

Full report: MP says women GPs are ‘huge burden’ on NHS ITV News North Yorkshire MP, Anne Mcintosh, has sparked an angry row after warning of the “tremendous burden” female doctors could put on the NHS. The senior Conservative said 70 per cent of medical students were now female and many will want to work part …

Andrew Mitchell’s women turn on health minister Telegraph.co.uk It came when she responded during a Parliamentary debate to Anne McIntosh, aConservative MP, who said: “It’s a controversial thing to say, but perhaps I, as awoman, can say this: 70 per cent of medical students currently are women and they are very …

Miliband outlines Labour’s vision for welfare reform LocalGov Outlining his plans for the future of welfare reform under Labour, Mr Miliband said: ‘For every young man and woman who has been out of work for more than a year, we would say to every business in the country, we will pay the wages for 25 hours a week, …

Nick Clegg’s health reform blocks sensible, says minister – video The Guardian The women and equalities minister backs Nick Clegg’s refusal to agree to Tory-led changes to childcare laws. Liberal Democrat MP Jo Swinson says plans to relax child-to-staff ratios were concerning to both parents and care providers. Clegg’s …

Australia

Labor MPs are dead men (and women) walking The Australian Financial Review Monday, June 24, looms as an interesting day in federal politics. It will be the start of Parliament’s final sitting, one week before the federal election, and it is also the third anniversary of Kevin Rudd being knifed by Julia Gillard for the prime…

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