A person who offensively posts here as "break dancing jesus", usually to claim that I write all my own comments (I do not), has this to say about the idea of increasing working-class representation in public life:
You can take the boy out of the Labour Party but you can't take the Labour Party out of the boy.
School/hospital/whatever governing bodies are "too middle-class" is the old old code for "I the upper-middle-class councillor (and if you're not then I don't know who the hell is) will make myself look like a man of the people by giving every position that any alternative might come from to uneducated unemployables who can't believe their luck and can't possibly threaten my position".
So there we have it - the authentic, and horribly unsurprising, New Labour view of the mere suggestion of including the working class.
Can you name "break dancing jesus"? Do you know a bdj of your own? Do tell.