Steve Norris - (Vice Chairman of the Conservative Party) has called for all women short lists and quotas for ethnic minorities in the selection of Parliamentary candidates. Only an appointed, unelected unaccountable Vice Chairman would ask for the democratic process to be so distorted. We clearly need more women candidates and candidates from the ethnic minorities for the Party to be more representative of the people but the way to do it is to make the Party democratic and thus attractive to young people. A good start would be to have the Vice Chairmen of the Party elected by the members of the Party and accountable to the membership.
Steve Norris has denied the above - COPOV unreservedly apologise for getting it wrong and are delighted to set the record straight.