Jess Phillips. Some might say she has taken a tough stance. More accurate to say it is ignorant and sexist [Image: PA].

Jess Phillips. Some might say she has taken a tough stance. More accurately it is ignorant and sexist [Image: PA].

Like Jess Phillips, This Writer would like to see parity among MPs. That is where the similarity ends.

Ms Phillips, you see, wants to use the Tory plan to gerrymander constituency boundaries to make a rather silly point about gender representation.

She wants to force Labour Party constituency groups to nominate only women as Parliamentary candidates until half the party’s MPs are female.

I want to ensure that everybody who stands for election as an MP is the best person for the job – male or female.

Ms Phillips cannot argue that this is what happens at the moment – she herself is a prime example of a substandard MP. You only have to glance through her Twitter history to realise that.

And when you do, you’ll see that she devotes a large amount of her spare time to insulting as many people as possible – and that much of her bile is directed, not at men, but at her fellow women.

A good example in real life is the well-documented moment when she shouted expletives at Diane Abbott during a debate on the number of female Labour MPs in top jobs.

It seems the only people who deserve to be raised up, in the opinion of Jess Phillips, are people who are liked by Jess Phillips. She couldn’t care less about anybody else – whatever their talents.

That’s misanthropy.

Labour should ban men from standing in all future by-elections until half the party’s MPs are female, women’s champion Jess Phillips MP has said.

With female politicians the likely casualty of the upcoming boundary review according to Mrs Phillips, she will demand Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn commits to their party becoming the first in Parliament to achieve gender equality.

Her comments came as Mr Corbyn, Conservative Party Chairman Patrick McLoughlin, SNP leader Angus Roberston and Liberal Democrat leader Tim Farron were quizzed by the cross-party Women and Equalities Committee in the Commons as part of their inquiry into how constituency changes will impact on women.

Source: Labour should ban all men from standing in by-elections, MP Jess Phillips says | London Evening Standard

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