Nadine Dorries talks about being a female politician

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Nadine Dorries talks about being a female politician
8th December 2014

Nadine Dorries is Conservative Member of Parliament for Mid Bedfordshire as well as a best selling author. She talked to Louise Scodie on the release of her new book, Hide Her Name, about women in the Cabinet:

"Look back at the women in the cabinet of that Labour government. They were either wealthy, or had a partner who was wealthy, and they all lived in London.

"There are 650 seats and they're not all in London, they’re across the UK. If you’re a female MP in Manchester and your husband is a bus driver, how can you possibly get into the cabinet or into a ministerial position in London if you have children.

"Well, basically you can’t because you can’t afford to live in London with your children. You can’t afford to have them educated in London because you can’t afford to have a home in your constituency and a home in London.

"So those days have gone. If you’re from a background like mine and you want to be a cabinet minister, it’s very difficult to make that happen… almost impossible I would say."

She added when asked about her predictions for the General Election next year: "I think it’s almost certain that there will be another coalition government next time. A coalition of who is the question."

 

 

 

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