So it has finally dawned on Nick Bourne that the Tories in Wales are represented by white middle class males. He quotes the appalling example that in the three Assembly Terms since 1999, only 3 out of 19 Conservative AM's have been women and no BME's (Black and ethnic minorities)
So Nick intends to change this at the 2011 Assembly Elections by proposing the following:
A priority list of candidates for target seats with the emphasis on getting more women and BME candidates and secondly reserving the top spot on the regional list to a woman or BME.
This is undoubtadly a laudable position to take but whether it will be acceptable to the Tory grass roots is entirely another matter. I just wonder if poor old Nick has taken on more than he can chew and whether this will lead to another attempt to unseat him (Darren Millar are you listening?),or it could get worse and will we see a Tory Peter Law standing as an independent in a Tory stronghold and winning.