Women unpopular among Tories?
Jess McCabe // 19 August 2008
Tory supporters are rebelling against David Cameron’s efforts to promote women, according to Anne Perkins in Comment is Free:
The Tory ginger group website, Conservative Home, runs regular popularity polls for the shadow cabinet. This month, Spelman is at the bottom, along with most of the top Tory women. Read the comments, and it seems the weight of opinion is that these are people who have been promoted for their gender and so, as night follows day, not up to the job.