NZ: Labour’s ‘man ban’ canned.

 

Labour’s ‘man ban’ canned  Manawatu Standard The Labour Party has dumped its controversial “man ban” proposal, which would have allowed electorates to seek women-only candidate selection, and is also scrapping a strict “quota” for the percentage of women MPs. Leader David Shearer said today he …

Labour pulls ‘man ban’ proposal on Shearer’s request TVNZ Labour has u-turned on its controversial proposal to impose a quota for women-only seats in Parliament at the request of party leader David Shearer. The party had proposed to introduce new rules ensuring 45% of its caucus were women by 2014 and 50% …

Labour dumps ‘man ban’ 3News NZ Leader David Shearer says he asked the Labour Party president to withdraw the controversial proposal which would see a restriction on some electorates to women only as a way to boost the number of female MPs. The party has a goal of 45 percent female …

David Shearer. LABOUR PARTY

Labour ditches ‘man ban’ proposal Radio New Zealand Labour leader David Shearer has put an end to the party’s proposal for some women-only candidate selections, calling it a distraction from the issues most people worry about. David Shearer. LABOUR PARTY. The proposal was to have been discussed at …

Speak-out day for Shearer on party’s women only electorates plan New Zealand Herald Labour leader David Shearer will have to respond today to his party’s proposal for a quota of female MPs and female-only electorate selections after spending the weekend avoiding questions on the issue. The proposed changes, backed by Labour’s NZ …

Drop the man-ban agenda The Dominion Post Hence it is no surprise that there are people within the Labour Party who think a gender quota should be introduced to ensure that women make up half its MPs after the 2017 election. What is surprising is that the proposal has been adopted by the party …

Labour backs away from man-ban plan New Zealand Herald Labour has dropped its controversial plan to hold some women-only selections after its leader David Shearer asked for it to be withdrawn. Mr Shearer said the NZ Council had agreed to withdraw the proposal, dubbed the ‘man ban’, which would have allowed …

NZ party mulls women-only electorates  The Australian Many MPs have refused to publicly state their thoughts, although Manurewa MP Louisa Wall says she supports it, and Labour’s women’s affairs spokeswoman Sue Moroney has also defended it. The proposal will go to Labour’s annual conference in …

Labour still committed to increasing women in Govt TVNZ Labour remains committed to increasing the representation of women in Parliament, the party’s president says, after a u-turn on its controversial quota proposal. Earlier today, Labour leader David Shearer requested that the party’s proposal to prohibit …

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  1. Pingback: huttrivervalley | David Shearer – the leader of the NZ Labour Party is a new kind of leader they say – a real decent man who loves his country and people

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