I tried to get Badenoch on my show, but it was a straight “no” from Number 10 (as usual).
Badenoch and the Prime Minister have called the proposed ban ‘complex’. Here’s why they did so.
A broadly defined ban could make it an offence to offer therapy to people with questions about their gender identity.
Williamson’s new policy is an important step – but Conservatives cannot legislate themselves out of the culture wars.
And, as with yesterday, Truss came second in our survey, this time for her speech on the “Fight for Fairness”.
That means looking into, and addressing, the cultural and working practices which create and maintain significant barriers for women.
From managing the pandemic, to trying to spark a green industrial revolution, the Prime Minister has taken on an enormous number of projects.
The Tories are making gradual rather than spectacular progress on ethnic diversity – as the party’s class of 2017 looks set to prove.
Plus: Diversity sweeps Essex. Forget the Conservative Party – this is May’s campaign. And: Give Anne Jenkin a peerage. But of course: she already has one.
Plus: Eleven candidates selected elsewhere, including Gillian Keegan in Chichester and Kemi Badenoch in Saffron Walden.
She will now run to succeed Sir Alan Haselhurst as MP for the constituency.
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The selections in the two Tory-held seats to date have both been won by women; and there is at least one woman on the shortlist of every such seat yet to select.
All the latest candidate selections, shortlists in key marginals and details of tonight’s contests.