SCOTTISH Labour will implement all-women shortlists in selections for Holyrood and Westminster, leader Richard Leonard has confirmed.
Speaking at the Scottish Labour Women’s Conference on Saturday, Mr Leonard said the party needs to have “women in the driving seat”.
There have only been 491 female MPs since women first gained the right to stand for election to the House of Commons 100 years ago.
Two of the party’s seven Scottish MPs are women, while 11 of the 23 Scottish Labour MSPs at the Scottish Parliament are women. Addressing the conference, Leonard said: “Influential and inspiring women in our labour movement are not just part of our history – you are part of our present and future as well.”