Affirmative action?

The leader of the UK’s Labour Party, Jeremy Corbyn, today called for all-black, all-disabled and all-gay candidate shortlists to boost diversity in Westminster.

His endorsement could see party officials forced to select candidates from lists made up solely of black people, disabled people or gay people.

“Parliament, at the end of the day, has to be representative of the totality of our society and it is up to all of us to recognise we are in a party political system to make sure our parties operate in a way that all those groups do end up with representation,” he commented.