Totnes MP Sarah Wollaston in "too posh" warning to David Cameron
DAVID Cameron has come under fire from Totnes MP Sarah Wollaston for having a top team which looks “far too posh, male, and white”.
Dr Wollaston said the Cabinet needed “to look and sound more like modern Britain”, and stressed there were plenty of talented women to choose from.
And she renewed her call for job-sharing with a view to attracting more females into politics.
In a clear message to the Prime Minister, she said: “He needs to stop talking about and get on and do it.”
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Dr Wollaston only recently compared Parliament to a 1950s boys boarding school in a call for action to get more women at Westminster, and said the House of Commons needed to be “dragged into the 21st century”.
The Conservative MP’s latest intervention came as the Prime Minister faced mounting pressure over his leadership in the wake of a series of poor opinion polls and election results.
Home Secretary Theresa May is also widely seen as positioning herself as a future leadership contender.
But Dr Wollaston insisted she was a Cameron loyalist and that there was no vacancy for the top job.
On the social networking website Twitter, the MP warned: “Inner circle still look far too posh, male & white & Cameron is running out of time to fix it.
“I consider myself a Cameron loyalist; he is the best person for the job but should listen to critical friends.
“I am a Cameron loyalist but he needs to change his inner circle which just seems to be telling him what he wants to hear.”