Now this is interesting, and I’ll tell you why after you’ve read this
Female Tory MPs are apparently outraged at being lined up as ‘arm candy’ to walk alongside Prime Minister David Cameron at this year’s party conference.
According to The Spectator, there are a number of predominantly new female MPs who have been told to stand and walk alongside the Prime Minister as he makes his way between events at this year’s Tory conference in Manchester.
Some of the women are said to be unhappy with the arrangement, which is said to have become apparent when the special rota on who will accompany Mr Cameron on his visits was published among the team.
Mr Cameron has long tried to shake off the Conservative party’s ‘pale, male and stale’ image.
He has also long suffered from a problem connecting with female voters, not helped by his own crass behaviour at times.
Gaffes such as publicly dismissing the Tory MP Nadine Dorries as ‘frustrated’, and telling a Labour shadow minister to ‘Calm down, dear’ during PMQs have hardly boosted his appeal. Read more »