UK:Deputy police chief quits after 'too many women' comments

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'Luke Stubbs also claimed at a Hampshire fire authority meeting in December that equality goals "only benefit women and minorities".

The comments were widely criticised and he subsequently apologised.

Mr Stubbs has since stepped down, the Local Democracy Reporting Service has learned.

He made his comments at a Hampshire and Isle of Wight Fire and Rescue Service authority meeting where plans to hire more women and people from minority ethnic groups were outlined.

Mr Stubbs said: "Government - and I think this is wrong - is bringing in quota programmes across the public sector, but only where it benefits women and minorities.

In areas where it's mostly men it has to be 50/50, but in areas where it's mostly women there's no change."

Stating the fire service's control room was 84% women, he said: "I would like assurance that steps are being taken to reduce that."'

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