PM: Women bishops approval is 'great day for equality'

David Cameron has "warmly welcomed" the vote approving women bishops as a "great day for the church and for equality".

David Cameron has supported the campaign for women bishops. Credit: PA Wire

"I warmly welcome today’s vote formally approving women bishops – a great day for the Church and for equality," the Prime Minister said.

Mr Cameron earlier said the Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby had "shown great leadership" on the issue.

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Welby: 'Absolutely delighted' over women bishops vote

The Archbishop of Canterbury has said he is "absolutely delighted" that the church has approved legislation to introduce the first women bishops in the Church of England.