Labour told it may be 'going backwards on equality'

Criticism follows decision not to replace certain departing female MPs with all-women shortlistsLabour has been warned it could be “going backwards on equality” by two senior MPs who expressed their alarm at the decision not to replace some...

Labour told it may be 'going backwards on equality'

Criticism follows decision not to replace certain departing female MPs with all-women shortlists

Labour has been warned it could be “going backwards on equality” by two senior MPs who expressed their alarm at the decision not to replace some departing female colleagues with all-women shortlists.

The concerns of Labour MPs Gloria De Piero and Harriet Harman, follow criticism of the party’s procedures by the Unison general secretary Dave Prentis, who accused the Labour leadership of “trading” seats intended for female candidates in order to allow “favourite sons” to take up the safest Labour seats.

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