The TMP blog points out that prospective parliamentary candidate (PPC) Yasmin Qureshi has been selected to represent Labour in Bolton South East at the next General Election. It is a safe seat with a Labour majority of 12,652 at the last election, and so she has a good chance of being the party’s first British Pakistani woman Member of Parliament. So far Yasmin and Rushanara Ali are running to be the first Asian / Muslim woman MP for the party.
I think it’s fair to say that while the efforts of Labour and Conservatives are not enough, but going some way in re-addressing the gross gender inequality, within the parties, the Liberal Democrats have done nothing. Nada. Zilch. It’s embarassing if it wasn’t for the fact their leadership itself is embarassing. James Graham wrote a good blog for LibDemvoice a few weeks ago to highlight this and it’s worth reading.
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