to add to what is a growing list. Courtesy of CallingEngland and her "Sunday Roundup" I picked-up on the link to this, this and this, the latter having slipped under my radar and from which we learn:
"I'll tell you what; we're not having any more open primaries!" And indeed the party's not having any more."
Only problem is page 27 of the Coalition's programme for government:
"We will fund 200 all-postal primaries over this Parliament, targeted at seats which have not changed hands for many years. These funds will be allocated to all political parties with seats in Parliament that they take up, in proportion to their share of the total vote in the last general election."
I read Cameron has the aim of having 30% of his candidates being female, to which I wish him the best of luck, especially bearing in mind the words of Maureen Murphy:
"The reason there are so few female politicians is that it is too much trouble to put makeup on two faces."