Suspend women-only shortlist for would-be Labour MP
I did call for the selection to be suspended, as it has been in Falkirk, so the murky waters created by Unite’s shenanigans can be cleared up.
Those questions also extend to the acceptance by Burnley Labour of an all-women shortlist, last seen in Burnley when they were picking Kitty Ussher. Julie Cooper herself opposed a women-only selection in 2009 when she said “I think this decision (to have an all women shortlist) was being seen as a weakness in the town and people weren’t happy about it.”
Liberal Democrat agent at the 2010 General Election