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Former Conservative party chairman Baroness Warsi has hit out at "bitchy" male colleagues who questioned whether she was up to the job.
Warsi resigned from the Government last week over its "morally indefensible" stance on Gaza.
"Some of the bitchiest women I've ever met in my life are the men in politics," she told the Independent on Sunday and the Times.
“I am a brown, working-class woman from the north. People have been telling me I’m not good enough since the day I was born.”
The Conservatives will struggle to win the next election unless it does more to attract ethnic minority voters, former Tory party chairman Baroness Warsi has warned.
Lady Warsi - who resigned from the government over the Government's policy on Gaza - said the Tories were ignoring "electoral reality" by not widening its appeal across Britain.
"But the electoral reality is that we will not win outright Conservative majorities until we start attracting more of the ethnic vote."