She clarified she was only speaking in a personal capacity and the party was yet to make a decision.
.She has a Point Wales has a very poor record on Women's representation in the Westminster Parliament
I hope I got this right.
- Megan Lloyd George (1902-1966) Liberal MP for Anglesey, 1929-1951, and Labour MP for Carmarthen, 1957-66.
- Dorothy Mary Rees DBE (29 July 1898 – August 1987) Labour Member of Parliament for Barry1950 – 1951
- Eirene White (1909 - 1999) Labour MP for East Flint, 1950-1970.
- Ann Clwyd (b. 1937) Labour Party Elected to Westminster in the Cynon Valley by-election of 1984 having failed in Denbigh in 1970 and Gloucester in 1974. Current
- Jackie Lawrence (b. 1948) Labour MP for Preseli-Penfro in the 1997 General Election stood down in the .2005 general election,
- Julie Morgan (b. 1944) Contested Cardiff North in 1992 as a Labour Candidate and was elected in 1997. Defeated in 2010; s won the Cardiff North seat in the Welsh Assembly in the 2011 elections.
- Betty Williams (b. 1944) Elected Labour MP for Conwy in 1997. Retired 2010
- Jessica Elizabeth Morden (born 29 May 1968) Elected Labour M for Newport East since 2005 Current.
- Siân Catherine James (born 24 June 1959) Elected Labour MP MPfor Swansea East since 2005 Current .
- Madeleine Moon MP) Elected Labour MPMP for Bridgend since 2005, Current.
- Nia Rhiannon Griffith (born 4 December 1956) Elected Labour MP for for Llanelli since 2005. Current.
- Jennifer Nancy Willott (born 29 May 1974) Elected Liberal Democrat MP for Cardiff Central 2005 Current.
- Susan Elan Jones (born 1 June 1968) Elected Labour MP for Clwyd South 2010 Current
Currently there are Seven (out of Forty) Welsh Women MP's (Six Labour one Liberal Democrat).
There have been no Plaid or Tory Welsh Women MP's.
The number of MP's for Wales as a whole is likely to drop to 30 and this could well me an even smaller ratio of Women.
It is ridiculous to waste the talent of some 50% of the population in his way and we must address it.
However when it comes to all Women shortlist I have a problem with a policy I once approved . Because the main success in this has been via the Labour Party which has used a policy to increase equal representation to increase party control of candidates, ensuring that by controlling the selection process, Women are elected who are compliant with the Party Leadership.
I'm not saying that the" Stepford Wives" accusation of those Women MP's elected during the Blair years (many due to Women only shortlis)t is accurate . Many of the Male MP's elected were as appallingly loyal but it does seem what a commendable policy has been twisted to make sure the only "The right candidate is selected".not because she is a Woman but she ids part of the Party machine.
The problem is that, accept for once more arguing for STV . I can't see any other solution than shorlists . But if Plaid were to introduce all Women Shortlist . Which Constituencies of the proposed Five new ones that the Party can realistically hope to win would there be a shortlist? Bearing in mind Three probably will be contested by the current Male MP's. That Leaves Ceredigion and North Pembrokeshire, and Llanelli.
Political expediency rather than a need to address a Democratic Equality short fall may be the order of the day.