Monday, July 03, 2006

Not quite on the mark there, Dave

As we all know 'Dave' has pledged to rectify the gender imbalance and diversity mix amongst Conservative MPs, and one of the ways he has decided to do this is through the 'A' list of candidates for potentially winnable seats. ConservativeHome has published some interesting figures of the progress being made by Dave's New Model army in the country:
Proportion of women selected (of all candidates): 29.0%
Proportion of women selected (since A-list): 22.2%
Proportion of women selected (before A-list): 31.8%

Mmmmm, yet another example of talking the talk rather than walking the walk. Oh, and by the way, apparently there's a possibility that one of those selected so far may be from the minority ethnic population.