I have previously reported on the travails of Blair's babes and discussed the wider question of how female-friendly the culture is at the House Of Commons. Blogging councillor Julian Mott reports that his local MP Janet Dean who has represented Burton since 1997 is to stand down at the end of this Parliament. Janet is a bit of a rarity in as much as she has a picture of Tony Blair on her homepage (see right).
Janet was selected as a result of an all-woman shortlist selection process. I'm not sure how or whether this impacts on the selection process this time around.