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Just five women are among the 91 people who have been entertained at private dinners with David Cameron and senior ministers. Figures taken from lists — published by the Conservative Party since a scandal over exclusive suppers at Number 10 — show that twice as many men called ‘Michael’ have been guests at at the so-called Leaders’ Group Meals.

The news will come as yet another blow to the Tories over their ‘women problem’, exacerbated by gaffes from David Cameron — who told a Labour frontbencher “calm down, dear” — and William Hague — who referred to another female MP as a “stupid woman”.

And despite Tory spin over the inclusion of more women in the cabinet, just one minister (Theresa May) has attended the meals. The lucky females are:

Men called ‘Michael’ are more in demand:

  • Michael Farmer
  • Michael Batt
  • Michael Davis
  • Michael Gove
  • Michael Alen-Buckley
  • Michael Gutman
  • Michael Hintze
  • Michael Spencer
  • Michael Fallon
  • Michael Freeman

Perhaps the BBC Comedy sketch of ‘Women: know your limits!’ has had an affect?