All-women list a decision for Labour Party.
Names like Alice Arnold, Winnie Lakin, Catherine Miks, Mal Mutton, Christine Oddy and Audrey Wise immediately spring to mind.
He then suggests that Labour HQ could impose an all-women shortlist for Coventry North East to decide who will replace Bob Ainsworth as our candidate.
The key issue is whether women party members want this or not. To date most of them have opposed such shortlists, not least because such shortlists are designed to parachute posh southerners who have only been in the party for five minutes into safe northern seats.
If there is to be an all-women shortlist, then this should only be because the local party wants it and is able to shortlist those sisters who have solid track records of working for the party and Labour movement.Chris Youett, Spencer Avenue, Earlsdon.
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|Publication:||Coventry Evening Telegraph (England)|
|Date:||Jan 1, 2013|
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