Labour has a 'blindspot' about women party leaders, Liz Kendall says

Labour has a “blindspot” when it comes to women leaders, one of the party’s former leadership candidates has said.

Liz Kendall, who came last with 4.5 per cent in the 2015 leadership contest, said Labour’s historic record of embracing womens’ rights and issues perhaps meant it had not focused as intently on the issue of its leadership.

“I think sometimes because we are the party that has got more women MPs, that has fought for equal pay, that has delivered maternity leave and better childcare, I think sometimes we have a bit of a blindspot in our own party,” she told

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