Miliband: Women should make up 50% of Labour MPs

Ed Miliband has said half of Labour's MPs in the future should be women, as well as half of the party's front bench team.

A group picture of Labour's female MPs outside Parliament in 2007. Credit: Lewis Whyld/PA Archive/Press Association Images

In an interview with Tony Blair's former spin doctor Alastair Campbell for the October edition of Red, he said: "We've got to get to 50% in the future, and we've got to get to 50% of women MPs in parliament for Labour."

He also said it was "right" to seek to raise the number of women in the shadow cabinet from its current level of 40%.