We’ve now heard from four of the candidates for the Labour leadership about how they will ‘lead for women’.
I believe that a Parliament that is genuinely reflective of the electorate should be a priority for all of us and that Labour should lead the way, as it has always done.
But despite Labour’s fantastic record on bringing women into Parliament, we have simply not done enough. For me, politicians have bought into the idea that only men in suits can be leaders and that only men in suits have the credibility to attend major economic conventions. But the leaders of the future will not always look like the leaders of the past and if we are to be truly progressive then our vision must be progressive and radical too.