In order, to advance women the party had to find another way. It opted for twinning constituencies. Allowing an equal number of men and women to be chosen as candidates.
It was never popular amongst the rank and file and was dropped as soon as Anita Gale, the then general secretary of the party, was kicked up to the House of Lords. But that, as they say, is another story.
Fair enough, who can disagree with wanting the best for Wales.
The best for Wales, just happens to be the best for Labour. According to the pair, “a 60 member Assembly, comprising 30, two member seats.” Labour’s original proposals, so no shocks there.