The Conservatives don’t attract too few women. They attract too few of everyone.

David Cameron tells Angela Eagle to “calm down, dear”. A number of female Conservative MPs decide they will not stand at the next election. Another is deselected. Ed Miliband derides the dearth of women on the government front bench. Several women are replaced in their jobs heading public bodies, prompting Harriet Harman to observe that it is “raining men in the Tory Party”.

To some, these stories and others like them constitute evidence that the Conservatives have a problem with women.

Read more …

Sign up for Lord Ashcroft List
Read new posts as soon as they appear on lordashcroft.com