Elections 22 September 2017 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. Photo: Getty Sign UpGet the New Statesman's Morning Call email. Sign-up 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 › What is going to happen to Uber? Your questions answered 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. Subscribe For more great writing from our award-winning journalists subscribe for just £1 per month!