Astor - 100 years of Women MP's
Plymouth people – including women using their vote for the first time – made history in 1919 when they played their part in electing Lady Nancy Astor as the first woman to take her seat in the Westminster parliament.
Unveiling of Nancy Astor statue November 2019
Plymouth has a track record second to none of sending women to parliament. I hope we have helped to kick away some of the stumbling blocks for women’s participation in politics and public life more generally. Although much has been achieved there is still so much more to press for and to safeguard.