"Addressing traditional criticism that quotas could be unfair on male candidates and unmeritocratic, Walker says: “Which quotas are you referring to? Are you referring to the quotas we are suggesting here, or are you referring the centuries-old, unlegislated quotas that have meant men have had an unfair institutional advantage for centuries? To me, those are quotas – it’s just they are not written down in law. That makes them much more invidious.”
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Let me start by congratulating Jeremy Corbyn as the new Leader and Tom Watson as Deputy Leader of the Labour Party. It’s been interesting to watch the campaign unfold – especially in the way it has re-engaged many people with politics. It is very disappointing, however that - following the announcement of Sadiq Khan as the Labour mayoral candidate yesterday - the Labour party has again selected men to its top posts.
Sophie Walker, Leader of the Women's Equality Party, comments on the election of Jeremy Corbyn and Tom Watson as Leader and Deputy Leader of the Labour Party.
Sophie Walker reacts to the news that Sadiq Khan has been selected as the Labour party's candidate for the London mayor, saying "today is the day to join the Women's Equality Party".