Asked if Theresa May could be the next female Prime Minister, David Cameron told ITV News: "I think we are lucky that we have got a lot of talent on the Conservative benches.
"One of the things that struck me, because I sat in that debate, is I heard some incredibly talented politicians, some of them only arrived in Parliament in 2010, with fascinating stories to tell. I don't get to pick the next Conservative leader or the next Conservative Prime Minister."
He said he wanted to appoint more women to the front bench and said it was "really important we demonstrate this is a modern party, putting its best talent into the top jobs".
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