More than half of Labour's target candidates to be women

Labour's ruling executive has approved which of its target seats are to be selected under all-women-shortlists. 

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A majority of candidates in Labour’s target seats in England will be women, Labour’s ruling national executive committee has decided.

Under plans approved by the NEC, 46 out of the 76 seats the party is targeting to win a majority at the next election will be selected using all-women-shortlists, guaranteeing that at a minimum, 48 per cent of the total parliamentary Labour party would be female should Labour take office with a majority of one.

Jeremy Corbyn has pledged to secure a 50/50 split in the PLP, and the expectation is that all-women-shortlists will be used in enough “retirement seats” – that is, Labour-held seats where the incumbent is standing down – to guarantee a 50/50 split, should the party make it into office.

The full list, obtained by the New Statesman, does not include Scottish or Welsh constituencies as the decision as to whether and when to use an all-women-shortlist is reserved to the leaderships of the Scottish and Welsh parties.

 

Constituency

Replication

Southampton, Itchen

Open

Pudsey

AWS

Chipping Barnet

AWS

Hastings & Rye

Open

Thurrock

Open

Calder Valley

Open

Norwich North

AWS

Broxtowe

Open

Stoke-on-Trent South

Open

Telford

AWS

Bolton West

AWS

Northampton North

AWS

Hendon

Open

Mansfield

Open

Middlesbrough South & East Cleveland

AWS

Milton Keynes South

AWS

Northampton South

Open

Pendle

Open

Milton Keynes North

AWS

Morecambe & Lunesdale

AWS

Finchley & Golders Green

Open

Camborne & Redruth

Open

Putney

AWS

Harrow East

AWS

Watford

Open

Copeland

Open

Morley & Outwood

AWS

Corby

AWS

South Swindon

AWS

Worcester

AWS

Crawley

Open

Blackpool North & Cleveleys

Open

Chingford & Woodford Green

AWS

Reading West

AWS

North East Derbyshire

AWS

Carlisle

AWS

Southport

AWS

Rossendale & Darwen

AWS

Truro & Falmouth

AWS

Scarborough & Whitby

Open

Walsall North

AWS

Stevenage

AWS

Loughborough

Open

Cities of London & Westminster

Open

Filton & Bradley Stoke

AWS

Shipley

AWS

Erewash

AWS

East Worthing & Shoreham

AWS

Sherwood

Open

Gloucester

Open

Nuneaton

AWS

Colchester

AWS

Uxbridge & South Ruislip

Open

Wimbledon

AWS

Plymouth, Moor View

AWS

Shrewsbury & Atcham

AWS

Rochford & Southend East

AWS

Halesowen & Rowley Regis

Open

Altrincham & Sale West

Open

Wycombe

Open

Dover

AWS

South Thanet

Open

South Ribble

AWS

Rushcliffe

AWS

Welwyn Hatfield

AWS

York Outer

AWS

Stafford

AWS

North Swindon

Open

Kingswood

AWS

Harlow

AWS

Macclesfield

Open

Rugby

AWS

Stourbridge

Open

Redditch

AWS

Bournemouth East

AWS

Bournemouth West

Open

 

 

Stephen Bush is political editor of the New Statesman. His daily briefing, Morning Call, provides a quick and essential guide to domestic and global politics.