Astonishing that Tories are selecting so many women candidates

Iain Dale beats me to it, when he tweets that the number of women selected to fight constituencies in the general election is astonishing. It’s the impression I’ve picked up from following @wallaceme tweets, and on which I’d intended to write.

It’s not just the number of women candidates, it’s the quality of candidates selected. One candidate that might not be widely know by the public is Vicky Ford – candidate for Chelmsford – an MEP for the East of England. I’ve heard her speak, and she’s mighty impressive, with a terrific grasp of the EU bureaucracy. Another is Kemi Badenoch, of which much will be heard in the future. Soon to be rising stars, both.