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Full Speech - Home Secretary Outlines Government's Radical New Approach to Equality

May: Political Correctness won't lead to equality
Wednesday, 17 Nov 2010

This speech was delivered by minister for women and equalities, Theresa May, on 17 November in central London. Political content has been removed and the text here is as written, not as delivered.

I am delighted to be here today at the Coin Street Community Centre to talk about a subject which is close to my heart.

Equality is not an aside for me; it is not an after-thought or a secondary consideration. It is at the heart of what this coalition government is about.

We have more women MPs than ever before. We have more black and ethnic minority MPs than ever before. We have the first Muslim woman to serve in the Cabinet. We have more openly gay MPs than ever before.

And importantly every single one of them is there because of their talent and ability.

The pace of change wasn’t always as fast as I might like, and there is certainly a long way still to go. But I think that everyone in Britain can be proud that we now have the most diverse parliament in our history.

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