Govt: All-women shortlists not the answer to Commons sexism

Education Minister Michelle Donelan rebuffs suggestions that an all-women shortlist should be submitted for the race to replace Neil Parish as the Conservative candidate for the Tiverton and Honiton by-election. She calls them "demeaning", arguing that a woman can get there "on her own merit" and that a single-sex shortlist "misses the point".

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