Under fire for his failure to appoint a single woman to the top shadow cabinet roles, Jeremy Corbyn’s team pledged just before 1am this morning that the new Labour leader’s top team would boast a female majority:
We can also now confirm that the Shadow Cabinet will have a majority of women. #Anewkindofpolitics
— JeremyCorbyn4PM (@JeremyCorbyn4PM) September 13, 2015
With 9 men and 5 women already given the nod, a minimum of 7 women must now be appointed if they are to form a majority of 12 amongst those shadowing 22 cabinet positions proper — not to be confused with those entitled to attend cabinet/shadow cabinet.
The following, is based on LabourList’s current assessment of the shadow cabinet:
Whoever is appointed shadow communities secretary has, eerm, just over six hours to prepare for Commons DCLG questions at 2:30pm.