We are told the Labour Party is going to field all-women lists of candidates in a number of London constituencies at the next general election, one of which is Ealing Central and Acton.
They say it is to encourage more women to take an active role in politics. Labour boast that they are the only party to do so.
We should not forget that from 2006 to 2010, when the Conservatives were in control of Ealing Council, three of four mayors and two of four deputy mayors were women.
Since Labour took control, all subsequent mayors and deputy mayors of Ealing have been men.
So while the Labour Party is happy to brag about encouraging women’s participation in politics, the Conservative Party has, for a long time, been delivering it.
Vallis Way, Ealing