All-women shortlists 'essential', claims AM Julie Morgan
A row over an enforced all-women shortlist in the Labour seat being vacated by MP Ann Clwyd has escalated.
The Labour Party decided the candidate to replace Ms Clwyd when she retires at the next general election would be chosen from a list of women.
But the local party in Cynon Valley has now insisted it will not select a candidate using this method.
It is understood the Labour Party centrally can run the selection process if the local office refuses.
Cardiff North AM and former MP Julie Morgan told Oliver Hides on BBC Radio Wales the use of all-women shortlists was essential to boost their presence in parliament.
04 Jul 2014