Burnham rejects charges of sexism and urges rivals to 'keep it positive'
Frontrunner among mainstream candidates for Labour leadership denies his supporters had urged female rivals to stand aside after row over Falconer article
The Labour leadership hopeful Andy Burnham has moved to silence critics who have accused his supporters of sexism by repeating his pledge to appoint a gender-balanced shadow cabinet and a female Commons deputy.
Burnham was speaking following warnings by his leadership rivals Liz Kendall and Yvette Cooper that Labour needed to guard against being a party run only by men, amid allegations that Burnham’s supporters had displayed arrogance over the issue.
Source: Guardian Transport