Just to add, "it's women who have the kids" is a lazy putdown, and as stupid as saying "it's men that built the hospitals women gave birth in". Who gives a ****, it's how they're brought up in the next 20 years that decides whether that child contributes the cure for cancer to society, or becomes a murderer. In my Labour safe seat area, a woman has already been selected to replace my retiring male MP. So I'll vote against her in 2010, not just because I don't know who the hell she is but because she really is parachuting in off the back of my retiring MP's lifetime of hard work to his area where he's lived almost all his life. Will she also give 30 years? Probably too career-minded for that, you think Kate Hoey had the needs of the people of Brixton at the top of her mind when she replaced the late Bernie Grant? So if the Tories are going to do the same, I can protest vote with the Lib Dems.