March 10th, 2014

Leaked Tory Candidates List Confirms Dave’s Women Problem
Less Than 1 in 3 Names on the List are Female

Guido has obtained the top-secret Conservative Party parliamentary candidates list – and it doesn’t look like the Tories’ “women problem” will be going away. As Guido revealed in yesterday’s Sun, less than a third of the names on the list are women, just 31%. This despite Cameron’s promise to get more women on board and him privately blaming Tory associations for not selecting female candidates, though actually it is CCHQ who have approved twice as many men as women for selection. Even then the overwhelming majority of safe seats which have already chosen candidates have been won by men. Labour’s Michael Dugher is scornful, he tells Guido: “Female Tories will still be in a minority and David Cameron has broken all his promises to do anything about it.” Stay tuned for more revelations from the leaked Tory candidates list…


121 Comments

  1. 1
    Pleb says:

    Fourteenth!

  2. 2
    Worker Drone says:

    How many that have been selected have a wooden leg ? NONE ! It’s a disgrace.

  3. 3
    Skeleton bob says:

    Bullshit, Guido.

  4. 4
    well chuffed says:

    He could always try to get Jacqueline Dromey to switch sides.

  5. 5
    ex Tory Voter says:

    It would be interesting to know what proportion of applicants to be on the official list are women.

  6. 6
    Skeleton bob says:

    At least the Tories like the rest of the Liblabcon-men have sufficeint numbers of liars, perverts, fraudsters and troughers.

  7. 7
    Winston says:

    Maybe, just maybe, fewer women actually want to become MP’s, just a thought ..

  8. 8
    ex Tory Voter says:

    and where are the LBT candidates?

  9. 9
    Britain RIP says:

    Fuck this non-story. I’m horrified by the revelations about a covert campaign by Salafi muslims in Birmingham to take over non-faith schools and run them as strict muslim schools. They’ve apparently already succeeded in this at several secular schools which are now academies run by muslims. I weep for this country. Is this what the heroes of World War II fought for? To have our country taken over by this scum?

  10. 10
    High Horse says:

    I third sounds good, it’s up from a lot more in the past.

    But the Conservatives should dance to Labour’s tune and try to rig things. Labour are the riggers and the fiddler, always trying to engineer the outcomes and we only need to look at their record to see where it ends up, from Falkirk to Labour’s giant recession and banking crisis.

  11. 11
    Worker Drone says:

    Seriously, has any research been done into whether more female MP’s would actually make a difference to sweet fuck all ? Would more women vote ? Would less men vote ?

  12. 12
    Worker Drone says:

    Twins ? Dwarves ? Gingers ? Baldies ? Isn’t it about time we had at least two or three MP’s that are not sexual deviants ?

  13. 13
    SFG says:

    Is almost 1/3 of the list a problem
    How does it compare to previous years
    How does it compare to other parties (discounting seats with all women shortlists)

    Given a significant proportion of women choose to put raising a family above career and even those that return to work are known to sacrifice promotions and additional responsibilities in favour of preserving a work life balance more conducive to family life, just how attractive is a career as an MP to these

    A woman has a right to choose her to prioritise a family over a career and some will. And whilst families also have the option of the Man being the primary carer, significantly fewer families will go this route

    Given this a 50% ratio is an unattainable dream if you want to get the best candidates and a 1/3 to 2/3 split seems more realistic

    The alternative of less capable women being chosen in preference to a more capable man, in order to fulfil some arbitrary quota is surely wrong

  14. 14
    Sally Jockstrap says:

    Not one female manager in the Football League-disgraceful!

  15. 15
    Where are Tony Blair's Expenses says:

    Women MP’s need to check the quality

    Harman
    Eagles
    Featherstone
    Swinson
    Cooper
    Blears
    Hewitt
    Reeves
    Soubrey
    Abbott
    Teather
    Flint

    Not many Thatchers, Boothroyds or Castles here

    Do we really need more women or just high quality MPs

  16. 16
    Anonymous says:

    Just under a third is still far too many.

  17. 17
    paddy power says:

    1000 to 1 – he’ll walk

  18. 18
    Barraco Barner says:

    Scary.

  19. 19
    Garfield says:

    I was wondering if that nice Mr.Putin could send us a couple of Regiments of Cossacks, I think that way we could get a referendum like the good people of Crimea.

  20. 20
    Pat Rock says:

    Nigel Evans MP sex offences trial starts today.

  21. 21
    Calamity Clegg, Chief Cockroach says:

    Celebrate the rich, multicultural diversity !

  22. 22
    All of Britain will be like this in 10 years if something isn't done says:

  23. 23
    Luciana Berger is a prime example says:

    Select on merit, not on positive discrimination/quotas/political correctness. Look at Labour. They have lots of women MPs and most of them are fucking useless.

  24. 24
    Get out of town Guido. says:

    Why do you consider something that is not a problem as a problem?

    You are far to encapsulated by the Westminster bubble Guido. Outside of that bubble the rest of us just want the best man or woman for the job. And most of us do Not want transsexuals or screaming woofters either.

  25. 25
    Looks who's crawled out of his hovel says:

    Didn’t this c-unt say he’s an ex-politician? So what’s he doing talking about politics? Fucking mong faced sack of puke.

    Former PM Gordon Brown is to outline his ideas for a new division of powers between Holyrood and Westminster. In his speech, the Labour MP will argue for reform of the UK to deliver a power-sharing partnership of nations.

  26. 26
    jgm2 says:

    The problem with quotas is that you end up with the likes of Louise Mensch.

    Oh what jolly fun. I fancy becoming an MP. Vote for me, vote for me. Oh, I’m bored now, I want to do something else, I quit.

    Good for fuck all except handing Miliband the headline of ‘Labour Gain’ in a by-election.

    Labour’s wimmin are identikit Labour-voting robots without an original thought in their fucked-up heads.

  27. 27
    Lord Jensen Interceptor says:

    10 months more like.

  28. 28
    Sick of the greed and lies(still) says:

    I have done diversity training courses at work which state Positive Discrimination is still discrimination no matter how you dress it up.

  29. 29
    Jack Dromey says:

    Is it cuz I like big black gay cock that they put me on the all wimin list?

  30. 30
    Owen Jones' Foreskin says:

    If we selected on merit the HOC would be a ghost town

  31. 31
    C O (Ξ6) says:

    This ‘woman problem’ is bullshit.

    If that is all the mong Brits really care about, they don’t deserve proper political representation.

  32. 32
    Curious says:

    What percentage of those on the candidates list are gayers? Is it higher than the proportion in the general population?

    Answer in public Dave — you bumsex legislator

  33. 33
    BREAKING NEWS: Shit sticks to Blanket says:

  34. 34
    It's a jungle out there says:

    Should have gone

    to Amazon.

  35. 35
    jgm2 says:

    Fuck off and die Brown.

  36. 36
    Skeleton bob says:

    The ‘all must be equal’ morons have even got Guido playing the ‘what has it got between its legs’ game now.

  37. 37
    Life of PIE says:

    Isn’t Gordon Brown a p’aedo ?

  38. 38
    Maximus says:

    That’s sad – almost as sad as paying for sockpuppets to like you on Facebook.

  39. 39
    Little Johnny B13COW says:

    Orrrrrrrrrdddddeeeerrrrr !!! OOOORRRRRDDDDDDDDEEEERRRRR !!!!

  40. 40
    Gerbil 7 says:

    It is a bit silly, I never thought he’d fall for this.

  41. 41
  42. 42
    Garfield says:

    I have just heard on the radio Miss Reeves explaining labours super idea for youth unemployment, which I believe is going to be paid out of the Bankers Bonus. Cannot remember how many super policies will be paid from taxing the Bankers Bonus, Must go into double figures, now also is Milliband aware that he can only tax Uk Bankers and not the rest of the world.

  43. 43
    Guido. You need a break. says:

    Guido. When people turn up to vote, I can promise you that the last thing they think about is who is the short listed woman.

  44. 44
    Dave Von Cameroon says:

    I do !

  45. 45
    I was bored before I even began says:

    WTF is this? Is it gossip, tittle tattle or just no f_cking point?
    Who gives a f_ck outside of the prospective trougher on or not on the list?

  46. 46
    just asking says:

    How many women work for Guido?

  47. 47
    Gerbil 7 says:

    ** Stop Press **

    Rat leaves sinking ship for another with a larger hole in it.

  48. 48
    Garfield says:

    If you have ever wondered what Owen Jones will be like when he grows up just listen to James O’Brian on Lbc.

  49. 49
    perdix says:

    Why take notice of Dugher, Liebour’s attack dog? The only problem for the Tories is if women are being discriminated against, which they are not. Guido copying the Daily Wail to fill space in his column. Slow news days Guido?

  50. 50
    I want one says:

    The Banker Bonus money tree is indeed a splendid thing. With it Labour can solve everything for ever and ever.

  51. 51
    I want to know says:

    Birmingham Council education authority
    should be investigated.
    And how many schools in other regions
    have been similarly hijacked by Muslim
    fundamentalists?

  52. 52
    RightwinggitRedux says:

    Name one decent female labour mp.

    Actually, name one full stop, excluding Kate Hoey.

  53. 53
    do you mean says:

    Likes the sound of his own smug voice and
    continually spouts total bollocks?

  54. 54
    Down the shitter says:

    Quantity not quality these days. eh Guido?

  55. 55
    just remind me says:

    How many banking scandals resulting in the loss of how many billions
    occurred during Labour’s reign?

  56. 56
    Mike Handsoncock says:

    I’ve got a peg-leg that won’t go away, princess xxx. Tubal-Cain.

  57. 57
    Sunny Jim says:

    How did that all-female candidate shortlist for Dromey’s constituency work out then? Labour, the masters of hypocrisy. ..

  58. 58
    Looks who's crawled out of his hovel says:

    Harsh but fair.

  59. 59
    Long John Silver's parrot says:

    Do you think it is still “top secret” now that it is on this blog?

  60. 60

    It is news.

    Am in Ireland right now.

  61. 61
    Rip Van Winkle says:

    Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

  62. 62
    just asking says:

    Is the trial judge Lord Justice Fulford?

  63. 63
    Nworb Nodrog says:

    More one-eyed MP’s, especially those with glass eyes ;^)

  64. 64
    Tony Eden from Eton says:

    Whether it is wearing a skirt,dress, trousers or leggings as long as it is wearing a blue rosette I will vote for it.

  65. 65
    Dave - cunting cunt - Cameron says:

    1/3 men; 1/3 women; 1/3 arsebandits and lezzas.

    Where’s the problem?

  66. 66
    Garfield says:

    You have heard him, took the words right out of my mouth.

  67. 67
    The ad agency for the US Forest Agency says:

    Another beer, Chuck? Who is the Guy-doh mother anyway?

  68. 68
    Sir William Wayde says:

    Owen lurches to the right.

  69. 69
    Sid the Sexist says:

    Women are generally irrational.

  70. 70
    MB. says:

    How many women applies, can’t blame the selection system if there are not many applicants.

  71. 71
    EU Funded Pro-EU Troll says:

    Vote UKIP

  72. 72
    Sir William Wayde says:

    As I am unlikely to date any of them, I neither know nor care.

  73. 73
    just trying to help says:

    Just wait until those Femdom women find out about this.

  74. 74
    Obergruppenfuehrer Grammarnazi says:

    Fewer than 1 in 3.

  75. 75
    Nadine's left nipple says:

    Oh no they are not .

  76. 76
    Ah! what did they expect says:

    “The Islamic revolution can potentially explain the observed increase in MS incidence in Iran in just over 30 years,” said Dr Ramagopalan. “Veiled women have lower vitamin D levels compared to unveiled women, giving an increased risk of low vitamin D in pregnancy which can account for the increase in MS.”

  77. 77
    The Boy Plunger says:

    Cameron could have sold out at “break even” last year .

  78. 78
    Duty pedant says:

    Fewer. Not less, unless they’re shortarses.

  79. 79
    annoyed user says:

    So what? Best person for the job should be the whole of the law, not absence of penis.

  80. 80
    EU Watch 2 says:

    Here is a real problem for women:

    http://www.euractiv.com/health/troikas-pressure-greeces-healthc-news-533948#.Ux2F1pSZfKk.twitter

    Impact of austerity in G’reece on it’s health care system has seen new born death rates increase by 43%.

    This correlates with the socio-economic conditions in G’reece having been regressed to levels last seen during WWII.

    Nicely engineered by the Troika: The demographic impact this will have, the future tax burden on reduced G’reek population is not a moot question.

  81. 81
    Ah! what about me says:

    Hermaphrodites as usual not included on a PIE chart.

  82. 82
    ss says:

    Who gives toss how many men or women?
    More women does not mean good, just look at the Labour lot, thick as shit in the neck of a bottle.
    Too many poofs in the MP’s selection

  83. 83
    Maybe if women MPs looked a bit more like this... says:

  84. 84
    Displaced Brummie says:

    Yes, because positive discrimination always works so well.

  85. 85
    Anonymous says:

    Surely the outcome of representation will be after the election and moor to the point which seat the Ladies are allowed to contest. ie Bolsover or Chelsea and Fulham

  86. 86
    Billy no Legs says:

    They are carbon fiber these days

  87. 87
    Disillusioned says:

    Maybe, just maybe, fewer women are keen on a political career which requires them to sod their values and do as they are told… sadly that’s the Tory party in the 21st century.

  88. 88
    Anonymous says:

    The word region is something forced on the English by the EUSSR

  89. 89
    ToryLady says:

    As a Tory activist and local Councillor I can say that if there is shortage of women candidates it is not for the want of trying by the national party. Most women Councillors (including me) have been encouraged to go through the process, a lot of hard working men with good activist CVs have been chucked off the list to make room. I declined to apply. Why? Frankly I can think of better things to do with my time than flogging up and down the country trying to find a winnable seat and having to turn out at every by elections to help. Then IF you do find a seat, spending every weekend there till the General Election. All this at my own expense (average cost = £30K). And even if you win, personally I would hate to be an MP. No privacy, no time for your family and other interests in life and constantly being attacked in the press for being sleazy etc. No thank you. You have to have a hide like a rhino, full of self confidence and be happy to have a one dimensional life to survive as an MP and I suspect like me most women are reluctant to go down this route.

  90. 90
    RickB says:

    This is very poor, Guido. Your readers expect better than this crap.

  91. 91
    Dave - cunting cunt - Cameron says:

    Absence of a pair of balls shouldn’t matter either.

  92. 92
    Awkward says:

    Any word from foghorn about the wages to bepaid to the Co-op Bank bosses?

  93. 93
    Thirsty worker says:

    Pint of best please, John.

  94. 94
    Thirsty worker says:

    But there is one of them running the line at the weekends. She can only just about keep up, so watch out for the dodgy offside decisions.

  95. 95
    Thirsty worker says:

    Ah! Progress at last then!

  96. 96
    You go sister! says:

    I see that some tart had her tits out to ‘empower’ women when she made a speech at an International Women’s Day event at Stormont at the weekend.
    These feminists are all so predictable. When they have little of substance to say, they resort to getting them out……which is fair enough in my book, as long as the boobs are pert and perky.

  97. 97
    Thirsty worker says:

    He should keep away from the wine gums then.

  98. 98
    Cheltenham says:

    ..The weather is ideal for a bit of Bog Trotting and peat cutting,enjoy yourself!

  99. 99
    Thirsty worker says:

    Not ‘generally’ – always and consistently. Can never understand them myself.

  100. 100
    bawbags says:

    I dont care if it has a cock or a Hunt as long as it isnt a cock or a Hunt.

  101. 101
    timbo46 says:

    Oh how different Tory prospects would be if they had a strong woman leader. I wonder if we have one in the wings? If only something was done sooner rather than later. Now THAT’S a survival plan.

  102. 102
    Village Idiot says:

    ….To even use the word “Tory”,…or,conservative,is inaccurate! They no longer exist,sadly!

  103. 103
    Jack the Ripper says:

    Any chance Cameron could bring in Conservative-only short lists?

  104. 104
    Anonymous says:

    on other words if the number increased by only 19% there would be a 50 / 50 spread.

  105. 105
    Mine d'Boggles says:

    Why would any sensible woman want to be a member of this pathetic mob of EU rubber-stampers? Oh, I see…. super salary, massive expenses, nothing much to do, job on the Beeb Board, long holidays in exotic places at Conferences on Global Warping, gain leverage for kids, mingle with rich people that have few principles, narrow education, think that they can discuss science and engineering on the basis of a PPE, get 5 years to organise the next job on the board of some company that works the inside track on government-related contracts, get husband into a well-paid non-job …. hmmmm, makes sense ladies, divorce the rat-bag and pile in.

  106. 106
    Quotas depress standards says:

    This, from a blog that employs how many women?

    Then again, apart from Simon, I don’t think Guido employs journos on merit either.

  107. 107
    Just Saying says:

    I cannot for the life of me believe that this is news.
    Who on earth would want MORE Harriet Harperson and the Eagle sisters types in Westminster?
    Seems Guido is on a PC bender.

  108. 108

    You should mention Thatch and Natcy Astor. That makes it all ok. Apparently.

  109. 109
    BBC - Labour Says, Labour Says says:

    Don’t worry we will make sure that nothing more is heard of this story.
    We must protect our Labour Comrades and Muslim Comrades in Birmingham.

  110. 110
    Dogwhistles says:

    Why take notice of Guido, Dugher’s attack dog?

  111. 111
    Just Saying says:

    Bully for you.

  112. 112
    Just Saying says:

    Don’t forget that Lesbians do not do this as usually they are so ugly.

  113. 113
    English freeman says:

    The first reform needed is to give the English control of their own country. I am sick of seeing MPs from the other home nations deciding what is right for me when they already have their own parliaments/assemblies. I don’t suppose Brown has given any thought at all to that small matter. It feels like England has been living under foreign occupation since Blair’s absurd devolution arrangements. Good Queen Bess must be spinning in her grave.

  114. 114
    Mark wouters says:

    sovietsalami63 Here !!!
    Good ol China and Russia for doing a deal over ukraine and leaving the usa and England with egg on their Butts (faces)

  115. 115
    Nick Clit says:

    Bovvered?

  116. 116
    Private_Schultz says:

    I’d far rather have 31% that want and deserve to be there than some hiked-up percentage due to evil positive discrimination thanks.

  117. 117
    Technohobbit says:

    I refused to stand as a candidate as my local Tory party has become a boys club, women are second class candidates and citizens, and they even selected a candidate who last election knocked on doors asking people to vote for him or the Labour candidates whilst wearing the Tory rosette because he is a man!
    I stood in a senior role last election and doubled the vote as a woman with a strong and achievable manifesto, but the party is now becoming a club for 30 and 40 something PR consultants and Lawyers who are out for themselves.
    I neatly met Cameron at a Tory event at No 10 but he hung out with the boys and ignored myself and a long time 70 year old chap who still gets out to leaflet and knock on doors -we got the impression that we weren’t part of the club, we weren’t good enough!
    I am a lifelong Tory voter but I prefer to vote for a party that is willing and able to support me and I am very unsure of how I will vote at the upcoming elections.

  118. 118
    SIZE 14 CARBON FOOTPRINT says:

    The obvious choice must be UKIP.

  119. 119
    Technohobbit says:

    I have flirted with the thought, but are they any better? Perhaps I should start my own party and stand for and with good moral values

  120. 120
    Ed Balls Super Fan says:

    Dave only wants Etonians and men, says a lot about the Conservatives !!

  121. 121

    Another claim that feminist make about women NOT being in positions of power is just another lie. View the poster below that shows women as presidents, Prime Ministers, as well as other positions in power.


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