132016Jul

Speaking about building on Cameron’s legacy under Thersea May

This morning I appeared on the Victoria Derbyshire show with two other members from my intake. I spoke about my excitement for us building on Cameron’s legacy under Thersea May by tackling inequalities head on and helping improve life chances. I also addressed the speculation that she might adhere to a 50% gender quota for her cabinet. I must say that I find this suggestion preposterous and demeaning to women – capable and competent women. Theresa May herself is our new PM because of her determination, efforts and skills and I am sure she will promote a range of very skilled people including a large selection of very talented women. Maybe this will reach 50%, maybe more or maybe less. However as the party that has delivered the only two female Prime Ministers I do think we have proved that the answer lies in encouragement and quality, not in quotas.